No. 1 UCLA defeated No. 4 Arizona for the third time this season (66-64) to punch its ticket to the Pac-12 Championship Game, but lost its second leading scorer Jordan Adams to a broken foot in the process. UCLA will take on No. 3 Oregon after Oregon crushed No. 10 Utah 64-45 to turn Cinderella’s carriage back into a pumpkin.
Oregon is 5-2 SU and ATS in its last seven games against UCLA including a 3-0 SU and ATS run in its last three meetings with UCLA. This is Oregon’s first appearance in the Pac-12 Championship Game since 2007 and UCLA’s first appearance since 2008.
The Bruins are 25-8 so far on the season, and 14-17-1 ATS vs. the number. The Ducks, meanwhile, are 24-8 and 11-17-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UCLA go 13-16 and the Ducks go 11-15 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bruins sit at No. 42 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ducks sit at No. 56 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Ducks will win this game 78-76.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UCLA's No. 91-rated squad against Oregon's No. 52-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UCLA rates No. 302 in the country with 4.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 297 nationally with 5 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Oregon owns the country's No. 228-rated mark, allowing 71.6 points per game on the highway. UCLA, on the other hand, rates No. 42 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Oregon, they were a 64-45 winner as they battled Utah at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. E.J. Singler scored 14 points leading the Ducks to a 64-45 victory over Utah at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday.
Last time out for UCLA, they were a 66-64 winner as they battled Arizona at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog. UCLA got 24 points from Jordan Adams en route to a 66-64 victory over Arizona on Friday at MGM Grand Garden Arena.