Oregon at UCLA odds, picks and prediction
The Oregon Ducks (9-6, 2-2 Pac-12) travel south to square off against the No. 3 UCLA Bruins (10-1, 2-0) Thursday night for a 9:30 p.m. ET tip-off at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Below, we look at the Oregon vs. UCLA odds and lines and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
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Oregon is a middle-of-the-pack Pac-12 squad but one that has gone 4-1 since Dec. 15, with a 79-70 setback against current-No. 1 Baylor as its only loss along that stretch.
The Ducks coming off a close shave at Oregon State Monday where they topped the Beavers 78-76 despite going just 8-for-18 (44.4%) from the free-throw line. Oregon ranks 11th in the PAC-12 in free-throw accuracy (64.3%).
The Bruins have climbed their way to No. 3 by winning five straight games since losing to Gonzaga Nov. 23. Its been a start-and-stop climb as UCLA has had six games canceled or postponed over the last six weeks. The games that have been played have been impressive wins by an average of over 14 points per game.
Oregon at UCLA odds, spread and lines
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- Money line: Oregon +370 (bet $100 to win $370) | UCLA -520 (bet $520 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Oregon +9.5 (-107) | UCLA -9.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 141.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Oregon at UCLA odds, lines, picks and predictions
UCLA 77, Oregon 69
PASS. Consider Oregon on any tags north of +400.
UCLA is the better team, but with all its missed time it hasn't been tested much.
The Ducks are a solid shooting team with a bit of momentum. Oregon has tightened up defensively, and it doesn't take much of a stretch to see the Ducks keep this deficit in single digits. From an optics standpoint, staying close to UCLA in this one could be big for head coach Dana Altman and company.
TAKE OREGON +9.5 (-107).
The Over is 8-1 in Oregon's last nine games overall. The Over is 6-0 in the Bruins' last six against winning teams.
Peg the OVER 141.5 (-110) with a slight lean.
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