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UCLA Bruins Face the Ohio State Buckeyes: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Ohio State Buckeyes will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Saturday when they play host to the UCLA Bruins at T-Mobile Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UCLA Bruins were listed as -7.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

UCLA Bruins vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio State Buckeyes sport a record of 8-2 and 3-5 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the UCLA Bruins have 11-0 and 9-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-4 for the Ohio State Buckeyes and 8-2 for the UCLA Bruins.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 71 (Ohio State) and the No. 15 (UCLA) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Ohio State's No. 142-ranked scoring average of 74.6 PPG, against a UCLA Bruins defense rated No. 197 and allowing 74.64 PPG. The Ohio State Buckeyes FG% has averaged 48.11% to date this season, less than the UCLA Bruins shooters have managed so far (56.04% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bruins got 21 points from TJ Leaf as UCLA ran past Michigan 102-84 on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion.

The Buckeyes got 17 points from Trevor Thompson as Ohio State ran past Connecticut 64-60 on Saturday at Value City Arena.

Betting Trends
  • UCLA is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of UCLA's last 13 games
  • Ohio State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games

Next Betting Matchups

UCLA home to Western Michigan, Wednesday, December 21st
Ohio State at Youngstown State, Tuesday, December 20th