NCAA hoops odds preview - UCLA vs. Washington
UCLA Bruins vs Washington Huskies Odds
The Washington Huskies will try to cover the spread at Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the UCLA Bruins in NCAA basketball action.
Supporters of the Bruins have watched them go 22-8 and 12-17 ATS on the year, while the Huskies are at 17-13 and 16-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Huskies are 9-16, while the Bruins have a 12-14 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Huskies, most recently No. 112 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bruins, who rate No. 44 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-71 victory for the Bruins.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the nation's No. 169-rated offensive output, at 67.8 PPG. The visiting Bruins defense ranks No. 237 allowing on average 69.1 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 46% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UCLA owns the country's No. 201-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 185 in scoring at home.
UCLA lost its last outing, a 73-61 result against Washington State on March 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. UCLA suffered a 73-61 loss against Washington State on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Jordan Adams in a losing effort at Friel Court.
Washington was a 65-57 winner in its last match at home against USC. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. The Huskies grabbed a 65-57 win over the Trojans on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Scott Suggs at Alaska Airlines Arena.
UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Washington State are 3-7
After a loss are 9-1
Washington Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing USC are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Bruins at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games on the road
UCLA is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
UCLA is 5-9-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
UCLA is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against UCLA
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home