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UCLA vs Oregon Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Bruins vs Ducks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: UCLA Bruins at Oregon Ducks
- Where: Eugene at Matthew Knight Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: UCLA -2.5, UCLA -147 | ORE +119 O/U 134.0
The UCLA Bruins head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 20-4. On the road, the Bruins will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 7-3. So far, the Bruins have been favored 21 times, going 19-2 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have UCLA as -2.5 point favorites.
Jaime Jaquez Jr. comes into today’s game as the Bruins’ leading scorer at 15.96 points per contest. Not only has Jr. been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UCLA’s top rebounder at 7.88 boards per contest. Behind Jr., the team has benefited from the strong play of Tyger Campbell, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.79 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.6% of his shots and is adding 2.42 boards per game.
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 24 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.
Through 25 games, the Oregon Ducks have an overall record of 15-10. Currently, the Ducks have been the home team 17 times, sitting with a record of 12-5. So far, the Ducks have been the underdog 10 times, going 4-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.
Oregon will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Will Richardson who is averaging 14.08 points per game for the Ducks. Richardson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Ducks’ offensive game plan is the play of N’Faly Dante who has hit 62.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.39 points 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 they 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Oregon Ducks +2.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the UCLA Bruins are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2.5. However, we anticipate Oregon putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Bruins as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Ducks to cover.