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NCAA hoops odds preview - UCLA vs. Washington State

UCLA BruinsWashington State Cougars
March 5, 5:30 PM | Friel Court

UCLA Bruins vs Washington State Cougars Odds

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Friel Court will host Cougars vs. Bruins action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Bruins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 14-14-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 15-10-1 ATS. UCLA is 13-16 on the totals; Washington State is 15-10.

View UCLA vs Washington State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Cougars as 2.5-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cougars rated this week at No. 60 and the Bruins sitting at No. 51. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 76-74 result in favor of the Cougars.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bruins rank No. 66 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.3 per game. That compares with Washington State’s No. 193 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington State is college basketball's No. 86-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Bruins rate No. 267 with 5.3 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UCLA owns the country's No. 172-rated mark, allowing 70.6 points per game on the highway. Washington State, on the other hand, rates No. 58 in scoring at home.

Last time out for UCLA, they were a 70-63 loser as they battled Washington on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Jerime Anderson scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bruins to a win (they lost 70-63 to Washington at Edmundson Pavilion on Thursday).

Washington State won its last outing, an 85-77 result against USC on March 3. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. USC was victimized for 24 points and 10 rebounds by DeAngelo Casto as the Cougars bested the Trojans 85-77 in college basketball action on Thursday.

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing USC are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Bruins at Cougars trends to consider:
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington State
UCLA is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington State's last 6 games
Washington State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State's last 6 games when playing at home against UCLA
Washington State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

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