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Oregon vs UCLA Pick & Preview: Sunday, December 4th Betting Odds
Ducks vs Bruins Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Oregon Ducks at UCLA Bruins
- Where: Los Angeles at Pauley Pavilion
- Date: Sunday, December 4th
- Betting Odds: Oregon +10, ORE +393 | UCLA -567 O/U 143.5
Through 8 games, the Oregon Ducks have an overall record of 4-4. So far, the Ducks have played 1 game on the road, with a record of 0-1. For the season, Oregon has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 1-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Ducks being +10 point underdogs.
N’Faly Dante comes into today’s game as the Ducks’ leading scorer at 16.0 points per contest. Not only has Dante been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Oregon’s top rebounder at 7.33 boards per contest. Behind Dante, the team has benefited from the strong play of Will Richardson who is second on the team in scoring at 12.14 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.3% of his shots and is adding 3.43 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oregon this season, as they are currently ranked 165th in college basketball at 72.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Ducks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 302nd in the NCAA.
The UCLA will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 3 game win streak and have an overall record of 6-2. So far this season, UCLA has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-1. The Bruins’ are sitting with a betting line that is -10 points in their favor. For the season, UCLA has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 6-1.
UCLA’s leading scorer this season is Jaime Jaquez Jr. who is averaging 18.0 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 21.79% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.75 rebounds per game and 2.38 assists. Tyger Campbell is the second leading scorer for the Bruins, averaging 14.38 points per game. Between him and Campbell, they are accounting for 39.2% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, UCLA is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.1 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 8 games, they have only hit 35.2% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 31.5% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Oregon Ducks +10
When looking at the betting lines for this showdown between the UCLA Bruins and Oregon Ducks, our analysis likes the value of taking Oregon to put up a fight as the 10 point underdogs. Pace of play should be a big factor in this matchup, as both sides prefer to grind the clock and make their opponents defend. With this game likely featuring a limited number of possessions, there will be less opportunity for UCLA to pull away and cover the spread as -10 point favorites. Despite Oregon sitting at just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as the underdog, for today’s game, we will be locking in the Ducks at +10.
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