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Utah Utes vs Bruins College Hoops Game Preview

Utah UtesUCLA Bruins
17-7February 15, 2014, 05:00 | Pauley Pavilion19-5

The Utah Utes will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bruins in UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday in college basketball action.

UCLA battles the Utes, currently sitting with a 17-7 mark (15-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-12-1 for the Bruins and 10-9 for the Utes.

View Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins Odds and Stats.

UCLA opened as -10-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Bruins - Utes odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UCLA is rated No. 11 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Utah is at No. 65.

Utah was a 79-71 winner in their most recent outing on the road against USC. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Utah got 20 points from Delon Wright en route to a 79-71 victory over USC on Thursday at Galen Center.

UCLA won its last outing, a 92-74 result against Colorado on February 13. They covered in that game as a 10-point favorite. UCLA got 22 points and 11 assists from Kyle Anderson en route to a 92-74 victory over Colorado on Thursday at Pauley Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UCLA's No. 7 nationally ranked offense (83.25 points per game) against a Utes defense that sits as the No. 29 at 63.58 PPG. The Bruins have been averaging 49.27% from the field, less than the Utes have managed so far this season (50.22% on average).

A few Utes at Bruins trends to consider:
Utah is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Utah is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games
Utah is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
UCLA is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
UCLA is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
UCLA is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
UCLA is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Utah home to Arizona, Wednesday, February 19th
UCLA at California, Wednesday, February 19th