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UCLA Bruins visit Washington State Cougars in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

UCLA BruinsWashington State Cougars
23-7March 08, 2014, 11:00 | Friel Court9-20

The UCLA Bruins will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Cougars in Washington State at Friel Court on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Cougars sit at 9-20 (9-16 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bruins are currently 23-7 (18-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Washington State is 11-14 OU, and UCLA is 14-14-1 OU.

View UCLA Bruins vs Washington State Cougars Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Washington State Cougars as 11.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Cougars - Bruins odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington State is rated No. 309 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UCLA is at No. 48.

UCLA won its last outing, a 91-82 result against Washington on March 6. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. The Bruins used a 31-point performance from Jordan Adams to help UCLA smack Washington 91-82 on Thursday at Alaska Airlines Arena.

Washington State was a 79-68 loser in its last match at home against USC. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. DaVonte Lacy scored 20 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 79-68 against USC in college basketball action at Friel Court.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington State has the nation's No. 249-rated offensive output, at 62 PPG. The visiting Bruins defense ranks No. 167 allowing on average 71.33 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 40.18% so far, less than the Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.03% per game.

A few Bruins at Cougars trends to consider:
UCLA is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
UCLA is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games
UCLA is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Washington State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Washington State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games
Washington State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home