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UCLA favored by 4 against Texas on Saturday

UCLA BruinsTexas Longhorns
Dec 8, 5:15 PM | Reliant Stadium

UCLA Bruins vs Texas Longhorns Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Texas Longhorns try to run the UCLA Bruins off the court at Reliant Stadium in college hoops action.

The Bruins will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Longhorns are 2-4 ATS. UCLA is 3-2 against the total, while Texas is 1-5 versus the number.

View UCLA vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Longhorns installed as 4-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Longhorns rated this week at No. 151 and the Bruins sitting at No. 80. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 75-71 result in favor of the Bruins.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas's No. 281 nationally ranked offense (61.9 points per game) against a Bruins defense that sits as the No. 217 at 68.2 PPG. The Longhorns have been averaging 41.5% from the field, less than the Bruins have managed so far this season (46% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UCLA owns the country's No. 284-rated mark, allowing 78 points per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 270 in scoring at home.

Last time out for UCLA, they were a 78-69 loser as they battled San Diego State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. UCLA got 23 points from Jordan Adams but lost anyway, 78-69, to San Diego State on Saturday at Honda Center.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 64-41 loser as they battled Georgetown on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Texas was run off the court by the Hoyas on Tuesday as Georgetown routed them 64-41 at Madison Square Garden.

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas State are 6-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bruins at Longhorns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games on the road
UCLA is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UCLA is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
UCLA home to Prairie View A&M, Saturday, December 15
Texas home to Texas State, Saturday, December 15