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UCLA Bruins vs Utah Utes Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

UCLA looks to cover the Bruins-Utes pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 12-4 mark when they host Utah in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, UCLA sat as -6-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UCLA Bruins currently sport a 12-4 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-9 ATS. The Utah Utes are 10-5 and 7-5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the UCLA Bruins produce a 10-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Utah Utes have gone 4-9 against the totals betting line.

The Bruins - Utes odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UCLA is rated No. 34 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Utah is at No. 90.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features UCLA's No. 19-ranked scoring average of 85.62 PPG, against a Utah Utes defense rated No. 92 and allowing 69.4 PPG. The UCLA Bruins FG% has averaged 47.11% to date this season, more than the Utah Utes shooters have managed so far (45.77% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Utes endured a 80-77 loss at the hands of the Sun Devils on Sunday, despite a 22-point effort from Justin Bibbins at Jon M. Huntsman Center.

The Bruins blew out California on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 107-84 win at Haas Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Utah is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Utah is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games
  • Utah is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • UCLA is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UCLA is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of UCLA's last 6 games
  • UCLA is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Utah at USC, Sunday, January 14th
UCLA at Colorado, Saturday, January 13th