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UCLA Bruins Host the Western Michigan Broncos in NCAA College Basketball Action

The UCLA Bruins will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Western Michigan Broncos at Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Michigan Broncos were listed as 27.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Western Michigan Broncos vs UCLA Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Michigan Broncos will look to cover the spread vs the UCLA Bruins on Wednesday, as the Broncos are 4-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bruins are 10-2 ATS. Western Michigan is 4-2-1 against the total, while UCLA is 8-2 versus the total betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 15-rated UCLA Bruins and the No. 276-ranked Western Michigan Broncos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UCLA has the nation's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 96.92 PPG. The visiting Western Michigan Broncos defense ranks No. 243 allowing on average 80.7 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 55.41% so far, more than the UCLA Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.41% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Western Michigan got 24 points from Reggie Jones en route to a 74-67 victory over James Madison on Saturday at University Arena.

The Bruins got 21 points from TJ Leaf as UCLA ran past Michigan 102-84 on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Western Michigan is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • Western Michigan is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games on the road
  • UCLA is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of UCLA's last 14 games
  • UCLA is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Michigan home to Alabama A&M, Thursday, December 29th
UCLA at Oregon, Wednesday, December 28th