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UCLA vs. Cal State-Bakersfield - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners (4-3) at UCLA Bruins (5-1)
Date & Time Wednesday November 29, 2017, 10:00 PM (EST)
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The Line: UCLA Bruins -14 -- Over/Under:
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The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners and UCLA Bruins meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Pauley Pavilion.

The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners look for their third road win of the season to build on their 4-3 record. The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners are averaging 66.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 75.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Damiyne Durham is averaging 12.3 points and 1.6 assists while Shon Briggs is averaging 12 points and 5.4 rebounds. Rickey Holden is the third double-digit scorer and Moataz Aly is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 61.5 percent from the free throw line. The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners are allowing 42.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners have won 10 of their last 12 road games.

The UCLA Bruins hope to remain unbeaten at home to build on their 5-1 record. The UCLA Bruins are averaging 85.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Aaron Holiday is averaging 17 points and 5.8 assists while Kris Wilkes is averaging 14.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. Thomas Welsh is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Hands is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The UCLA Bruins are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 64.6 percent from the free throw line. The UCLA Bruins are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. The UCLA Bruins have won eight straight home games.

The Roadrunners are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Bruins are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 13-6 in Bruins last 19 overall and the over is 8-1 in Roadrunners last 9 overall.

The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners haven't exactly played a lot of good teams up to this point, and they were waxed in their game against Arizona. UCLA looks like the same scoring machine it was last season and shots seem to fall with more consistency on their home court. This is a game where the Roadrunners are going to run out of gas and figure out quickly that they don't have the horsepower to keep up for 40 minutes. Give me the Bruins in a double-digit win.

UCLA Bruins -14

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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