Prairie View A&M Panthers take on Bruins in NCAA basketball test
Prairie View A&M Panthers vs UCLA Bruins Odds
The UCLA Bruins will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Prairie View A&M Panthers at Pauley Pavilion in NCAA basketball action.
UCLA battles the Panthers, currently sitting with a 5-5 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-3 for the Bruins and 0-0 for the Panthers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 61 (Bruins) and the No. 13 (Panthers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-77 result in favor of the Bruins has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UCLA's No. 57 nationally ranked offense (75.6 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 145 at 64.2 PPG. The Bruins have been averaging 45.4% from the field, more than the Panthers have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).
Defensively, Prairie View A&M features the nation's No. 112-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. UCLA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 91 nationally in scoring at home.
Prairie View A&M was a 107-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Dallas Christian. Prairie View A&M cruised to victory on Friday, running Dallas Christian out of the gym and running up a 107-59 score at William Nicks Building.
UCLA was a 65-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Texas. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Bruins grabbed a 65-63 win over the Longhorns on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Jordan Adams at Reliant Stadium.
UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Long Beach State are 2-2
After playing Texas are 3-0
After a win are 4-6
A few Panthers at Bruins trends to consider:
UCLA is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games at home
UCLA is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
UCLA is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
UCLA is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Prairie View A&M at California, Saturday, December 22
UCLA home to Long Beach State, Tuesday, December 18