UCLA plays on the road vs. Missouri
The Missouri Tigers will play host to a ranked team at Mizzou Arena on Saturday afternoon as the UCLA Bruins come to town looking to pay out on the college basketball betting lines.
The Bruins topped the Tigers 97-94 when the two schools met last December, but they failed to cover the 3.5-point spread at home on the college basketball odds that day. That game turned out to be an easy OVER result for totals bettors.
The Tigers sport a record of 8-0 and 3-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bruins have 8-0 and 6-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-3 for the Tigers and 4-4 for the Bruins.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Missouri Tigers as 0-point in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
The Tigers - Bruins odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Missouri is rated No. 37 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UCLA is at No. 17.
UCLA won its last outing, an 89-76 result against Santa Barbara on December 3. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. UCLA earned an 89-76 victory over Santa Barbara on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Jordan Adams at Pauley Pavilion.
Missouri won its last outing, an 80-71 result against West Virginia on December 5. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. The Mountaineers were burned for 25 points by Jordan Clarkson on Thursday as the Tigers put another game in the win column, 80-71, at Mizzou Arena.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bruins rank No. 106 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.63 per game. That compares with Missouri’s No. 43 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Missouri is college basketball's No. 137-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Bruins rate No. 92 with 6.88 per game.
A few Bruins at Tigers trends to consider:
UCLA is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games
UCLA is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Missouri is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Missouri is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UCLA home to Prairie View A&M, Saturday, December 14th
Missouri at Western Michigan, Sunday, December 15th