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NCAA hoops odds preview - Oregon State vs. UCLA

Oregon State BeaversUCLA Bruins
Jan 17, 9:00 PM | Pauley Pavilion

Oregon State Beavers vs UCLA Bruins Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between UCLA and Oregon State on Thursday, with the host Bruins trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

UCLA battles the Beavers, currently sitting with a 10-6 mark (4-7-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-6 for the Bruins and 4-6 for the Beavers.

View Oregon State vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
UCLA opened as 14.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bruins - Beavers odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UCLA is rated No. 46 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Oregon State is at No. 78. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-79 win for the Bruins.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Beavers is ranked No. 33 in NCAA hoops at 39.4 per game. Contrast that with UCLA’s No. 45 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UCLA is the No. 297-ranked team in the country at 4.8 per game, while Oregon State rates No. 216 at 5.8 per game.

Defensively, Oregon State features the nation's No. 213-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. UCLA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 nationally in scoring at home.

Oregon State was an 80-70 loser in their most recent outing at home against Arizona. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. Ahmad Starks scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Beavers to a win (they lost 80-70 to Arizona at Gill Coliseum on Saturday).

In their last action, UCLA was a 78-75 winner on the road against Colorado. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bruins grabbed a 78-75 win over the Buffaloes on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Travis Wear at Coors Events Center.

Oregon State Beavers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing USC are 1-9
After playing Arizona are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Oregon are 8-2
After playing Colorado are 0-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Beavers at Bruins trends to consider:
Oregon State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Oregon State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against UCLA
Oregon State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against UCLA
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oregon State
UCLA is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Oregon State

Next up:
Oregon State at USC, Saturday, January 19
UCLA home to Oregon, Saturday, January 19