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Huskies open as college hoops underdog vs Bruins

Washington HuskiesUCLA Bruins
Feb 7, 9:00 PM | Pauley Pavilion

Washington Huskies vs UCLA Bruins Odds


UCLA looks to cover the Bruins-Huskies pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 16-6 mark when they host Washington in college basketball wagering action.

Supporters of the Huskies have watched them go 13-9 and 12-8 ATS on the year, while the Bruins are at 16-6 and 8-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Bruins are 9-9, while the Huskies have a 8-9 mark.

View Washington vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bruins installed as 8-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bruins sit at No. 41 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Huskies sit at No. 90 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bruins will win this game 78-73.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Huskies rank No. 131 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.9 per game. That compares with UCLA’s No. 45 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UCLA is college basketball's No. 313-ranked team at 4.5 per game, while the Huskies rate No. 234 with 5.6 per game.

Defensively, Washington features the nation's No. 128-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.1 points per game. UCLA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 nationally in scoring at home.

Washington was a 96-92 winner in their most recent outing at home against Arizona State. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Washington got 20 points from Andrew Andrews en route to a 96-92 victory over Arizona State on Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena.

In their last action, UCLA was a 75-71 loser at home against USC. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. Shabazz Muhammad scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Bruins to a win (they lost 75-71 to USC at Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday).

Washington Huskies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing USC are 6-4
After playing Arizona State are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Washington State are 5-5
After playing USC are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

A few Huskies at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 5-9-2 ATS in its last 16 games when playing on the road against UCLA
Washington is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against UCLA
UCLA is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Washington
UCLA is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games at home
UCLA is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
Washington at USC, Sunday, February 10
UCLA home to Washington State, Saturday, February 9