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UCLA Bruins vs Washington State Cougars Betting Matchup Report

Washington State CougarsUCLA Bruins
March 1, 10:30 PM | Pauley Pavilion

Washington State Cougars vs UCLA Bruins Odds

14-14TEAM RECORD16-13

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Washington State when they take on the Bruins on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The Bruins currently sports a 16-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-14-1 ATS. The Cougars are 14-14 and 12-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bruins produce a 16-11-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cougars have gone 13-13 against the number.

View Washington State vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Washington State before tip-off in this one will find them as 10-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bruins sit at No. 128 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cougars sit at No. 214 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bruins will win this game 73-71.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 249 in NCAA Division 1 with 33 per game. That compares with UCLA’s No. 186 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UCLA is college basketball's No. 284-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 128 with 6.6 per game.

Defensively, Washington State features the nation's No. 252-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.2 points per game. UCLA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 200 nationally in scoring at home.

Washington State was a 59-55 loser in its last match at home against Washington. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars endured a 59-55 loss at the hands of the Huskies on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Brock Motum at Friel Court.

UCLA was a 65-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Jerime Anderson scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Bruins to a win (they lost 65-63 to Arizona at McKale Center on Saturday).

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-2
Before playing USC are 4-6
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 8-2
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Cougars at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games on the road
Washington State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against UCLA
Washington State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Washington State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UCLA's last 5 games at home
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington State
UCLA is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
UCLA is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Washington State

Next up:
Washington State at USC, Saturday, March 3
UCLA home to Washington, Saturday, March 3