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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Cincinnati Bearcats in Battle with UCLA Bruins

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Cincinnati Bearcats vs UCLA Bruins battle Saturday at Pauley Pavilion as the Bruins look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the UCLA Bruins in this one found them listed as 2-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Bearcats was expected to move the line.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs UCLA Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UCLA Bruins currently sport a 7-2 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-6 ATS. The Cincinnati Bearcats are 8-2 and 5-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the UCLA Bruins produce a 5-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cincinnati Bearcats have gone 4-6 against the totals betting line.

This game puts the UCLA Bruins, most recently No. 52 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cincinnati Bearcats, who rate No. 14 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cincinnati Bearcats rank No. 17 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 41.7 per game. That compares with UCLA’s No. 11 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UCLA is college basketball's No. 188-ranked team at 6.89 per game, while the Cincinnati Bearcats rate No. 104 with 8.3 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bearcats got 24 points from Jacob Evans III as Cincinnati ran past Mississippi State 65-50 on Tuesday at BB.

The Bruins wasted a 27-point performance from Aaron Holiday in losing to Michigan 78-69 on Saturday at Crisler Center.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 9 games on the road
  • UCLA is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games
  • UCLA is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
  • UCLA is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • UCLA is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Tuesday, December 19th
UCLA at South Dakota, Tuesday, December 19th