Ducks open as college hoops underdog vs Bruins

Oregon DucksUCLA Bruins
Jan 19, 4:00 PM | Pauley Pavilion

Oregon Ducks vs UCLA Bruins Odds

15-2TEAM RECORD15-3

The UCLA Bruins will be trying to slam the Oregon Ducks on Saturday when the teams tip off at Pauley Pavilion in college betting action.

This season, the Bruins are 15-3 overall and 7-10 ATS ATS, while the Ducks are 15-2 and 8-6-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, UCLA boasts a 7-7 on the OU, and Oregon is 4-7.

View Oregon vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
UCLA opened as 5.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bruins, most recently No. 46 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Ducks, who rate No. 35 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 85-82 victory for the Ducks.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Ducks rank No. 27 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.8 per game. That compares with UCLA’s No. 48 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UCLA is college basketball's No. 293-ranked team at 4.8 per game, while the Ducks rate No. 220 with 5.8 per game.

Defensively, Oregon features the nation's No. 311-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.5 points per game. UCLA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 nationally in scoring at home.

Oregon won its last outing, a 76-74 result against USC on January 17. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. Oregon earned a 76-74 victory over USC on Thursday, getting 16 points from Damyean Dotson at Galen Center.

In their last action, UCLA was a 74-64 winner at home against Oregon State. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites. UCLA earned a 74-64 victory over Oregon State on Thursday, getting 21 points from Shabazz Muhammad at Pauley Pavilion.

Oregon Ducks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Washington State are 4-6
After playing USC are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing Oregon State are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Ducks at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oregon's last 5 games on the road
Oregon is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Oregon is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against UCLA
Oregon is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against UCLA
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games
UCLA is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Oregon

Next up:
Oregon home to Washington State, Wednesday, January 23
UCLA at Arizona, Thursday, January 24

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