NCAA Basketball betting line favors Bruins over Crimson Tide
|Alabama Crimson Tide||UCLA Bruins|
|5-6||December 28, 2013, 10:00 | Pauley Pavilion||10-2|
College hoops betting interest focuses on the UCLA vs Alabama battle Saturday at Pauley Pavilion as the Bruins look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Crimson Tide will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Bruins are 7-4 ATS. Alabama is 4-4 on the totals; UCLA is 4-7.
View Alabama Crimson Tide vs UCLA Bruins Odds and Stats.
The Bruins were listed as -9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bruins at No. 8 and the Crimson Tide at No. 131 heading into this contest.
Last time out for Alabama, they were a 77-74 loser as they battled Xavier at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. Alabama suffered a 77-74 loss against Xavier on Saturday, getting 17 points from Trevor Releford in a losing effort at Coleman Coliseum.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UCLA's No. 133-rated squad against Alabama's No. 138-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UCLA rates No. 110 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 172 nationally with 5.45 per match.
A few Crimson Tide at Bruins trends to consider:
Alabama is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Alabama is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Alabama's last 11 games on the road
UCLA is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Alabama home to Robert Morris, Saturday, January 4th
UCLA at USC, Sunday, January 5th