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Washington State Cougars visit UCLA Bruins in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The UCLA Bruins will hit the floor running against the away Washington State Cougars Friday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Washington State Cougars before tip-off in this one found them as 13.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Washington State Cougars vs UCLA Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UCLA Bruins sit at 9-3 (4-8 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Washington State Cougars are currently 8-4 (8-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? UCLA is 7-5 OU, and Washington State is 4-7 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the UCLA Bruins rated this week at No. 57 and the Washington State Cougars sitting at No. 91.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits UCLA's No. 39-ranked offense, averaging 82.83 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 171 at 72.83 PPG. The Bruins field goal percentage has averaged 46.95% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.22% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars blew out Bethune-Cookman on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 86-58 win at Friel Court.

UCLA got 20 points from Kris Wilkes en route to a 83-75 victory over Kentucky on Saturday at Smoothie King Center.

Betting Trends
  • Washington State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Washington State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • Washington State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games
  • UCLA is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games
  • UCLA is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games
  • UCLA is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington State at USC, Sunday, December 31st
UCLA at Washington, Sunday, December 31st