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Washington State vs. UCLA - 1/30/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UCLA at Washington State
Date & Time Wednesday January 30, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Friel Court
Pullman, Washington
The Line
The Line: Washington State +6 -- Over/Under: 161.5
TV Channel
PAC12
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The UCLA Bruins and Washington State Cougars meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Friel Court.

The UCLA Bruins could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The UCLA Bruins are averaging 78.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Kris Wilkes is averaging 17.8 points and 1.9 assists while Jaylen Hands is averaging 12 points and 3.7 rebounds. Moses Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Prince Ali is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The UCLA Bruins are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 60.8 percent from the free throw line. The UCLA Bruins are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The UCLA Bruins have lost three of their last four road games.

The Washington State Cougars could also use a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Washington State Cougars are averaging 77.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Robert Franks is averaging 21.2 points and 2.8 assists while CJ Elleby is averaging 16.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. Viont'e Daniels is grabbing 2.1 rebounds and Ahmed Ali is dishing 2.9 assists. The Washington State Cougars are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Washington State Cougars are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game. The Washington State Cougars have won eight of their last 10 home games.

The Bruins are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games and 9-23 ATS in their last 32 road games. The Cougars are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Pacific-12 and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bruins are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington St and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 10-4 in Cougars last 14 overall. The over is 12-3 in Cougars last 15 home games.

The UCLA Bruins have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Washington State Cougars, but they've done nothing this season to be laying these type of numbers no the road. UCLA has been a hit or miss team all season long, is just 1-6 ATS on the road and is losing on the road by an average of 13 points. Forget this season, you've made a killing over the years fading UCLA on the road. The Washington State Cougars obviously aren't playing winning basketball, but they are 7-2 ATS at home where they're shooting 48.8 percent from the field while winning by an average of 14.3 points. I'll take my chances with the Cougars at home, as laying chalk with UCLA doesn't seem like an attractive option. 

Pick:
Washington State +6

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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