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Utah Utes Visit UCLA Bruins in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

UCLA looks to cover the Bruins-Utes pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 14-11 mark when they host Utah in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UCLA Bruins betting line opened as -1-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 14-11 and 10-15 ATS UCLA Bruins will face the 19-7 Utah Utes, who own a 11-13-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the UCLA Bruins are 15-10 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Utah Utes are 15-10.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the UCLA Bruins rated this week at No. 178 and the Utah Utes sitting at No. 83.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UCLA has the nation's No. 42-rated offensive output, at 79.04 PPG. The visiting Utah Utes defense ranks No. 105 allowing on average 69.46 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 45.73% so far, less than the UCLA Utes marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.55% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Utes and Cougars didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Washington State was handed a 88-47 defeat on Sunday at Jon M. Huntsman Center.

The Bruins grabbed a 78-65 win over the Sun Devils on Sunday, behind a 16-point effort from Jonah Bolden at Wells Fargo Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Utah is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Utah's last 11 games on the road
  • Utah is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing UCLA
  • UCLA is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of UCLA's last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games
  • UCLA is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Utah at USC, Sunday, February 21st
UCLA at Colorado, Saturday, February 20th

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