UCLA Bruins (5-2) at Oregon Ducks (6-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -3 -- Over/Under: 139 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The UCLA Bruins and Oregon Ducks meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Matthew Knight Arena.
The UCLA Bruins look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The UCLA Bruins are averaging 77.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Jaime Jaquez Jr. is averaging 13.7 points and six rebounds while Chris Smith is averaging 12.1 points and 6.7 rebounds. Tyger Campbell is the third double-digit scorer and Johnny Juzang is dishing one assist. The UCLA Bruins are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The UCLA Bruins are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game.
The Oregon Ducks look for a win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 77.4 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 63.9 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Eugene Omoruyi is averaging 18.1 points and 4.6 rebounds while Chris Duarte is averaging 15.4 points and 4.9 rebounds. Eric Williams Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and LJ Figueroa is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game.
The Bruins are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Ducks are 35-16 ATS in their last 51 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 5-1-1 in Bruins last 7 Wednesday games. The over is 9-4 in Ducks last 13 overall.
The UCLA Bruins are off to a decent start and are playing defense for once, but they've lost their two toughest games up to this point and the jury is still out if they're ready to compete with the big boys. The Oregon Ducks are on quite a roll right now and are led by a quality defense that creates easy offense. Oregon has also been one of the best home covering teams in the country over the last three years. I'll lay the bucket with the Ducks at home.