UCLA vs. Oregon - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (17-9) at UCLA Bruins (18-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:15 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks and UCLA Bruins meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Pauley Pavilion.
The Oregon Ducks look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 78.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Payton Pritchard is averaging 14.4 points and 4.9 assists while Elijah Brown is averaging 12.8 points and 3.3 rebounds. Troy Brown is the third double-digit scorer and MiKyle McIntosh is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks have lost four of their last six road games.
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The UCLA Bruins look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The UCLA Bruins are averaging 82.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 76.2 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Aaron Holiday is averaging 19.1 points and 5.5 assists while Kris Wilkes is averaging 13.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. Thomas Welsh is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Hands is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The UCLA Bruins are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The UCLA Bruins are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game. The UCLA Bruins have won four straight home games.
The Ducks are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 Saturday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bruins are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Ducks are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in UCLA, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The home team has won seven of the last eight meetings between Oregon and UCLA, and the Bruins are outscoring teams by 11.5 points at home this season. The Oregon Ducks aren't the same team on the road as they are at home, and they're averaging just 69.2 points in their last five games. That's not going to cut it against a UCLA squad that's caught fire offensively during this winning stretch. UCLA and the small chalk is one of the better bets on Saturday.