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UCLA Bruins host Oregon State Beavers in college basketball action

Oregon State BeaversUCLA Bruins
15-12March 02, 2014, 09:00 | Pauley Pavilion21-7

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

The Bruins bring a 21-7 record (17-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-12 Beavers, who are 11-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UCLA go 13-13-1 so far and the Beavers go 10-12-2.

View Oregon State Beavers vs UCLA Bruins Odds and Stats.

The Bruins were listed as -13-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 31-ranked Bruins and the No. 245-rated Beavers in this matchup.

Oregon State was a 76-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against USC. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Oregon State earned a 76-66 victory over USC on Thursday, getting 14 points from Roberto Nelson at Galen Center.

Last time out for UCLA, they were an 87-83 loser as they battled Oregon at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Bryce Alford chucked in a team-high 31 points for UCLA on Thursday, but they still came up short in losing 87-83 at Pauley Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UCLA's No. 6 nationally ranked offense (82.89 points per game) against a Beavers defense that sits as the No. 221 at 74.52 PPG. The Bruins have been averaging 49.14% from the field, more than the Beavers have managed so far this season (48.39% on average).

A few Beavers at Bruins trends to consider:
Oregon State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Oregon State is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Oregon State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing UCLA
Oregon State is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games when playing UCLA
UCLA is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
UCLA is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UCLA's last 6 games
UCLA is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oregon State home to Arizona, Wednesday, March 5th
UCLA at Washington, Thursday, March 6th