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UCLA vs Oregon State Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 9th Betting Odds

Bruins vs Beavers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UCLA Bruins at Oregon State Beavers
  • Where: Corvallis at Gill Coliseum
  • Date: Thursday, February 9th
  • Betting Odds: UCLA -15, UCLA -1974 | OREGST +953 O/U 124.0

Bruins Preview:

UCLA will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 19-4. So far, the Bruins have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 6-3. This season, UCLA has been favored to win in 20 games, sitting with a mark of 18-2. For today’s contest, UCLA has a betting line set -15 points in their favor.

Jaime Jaquez Jr. comes into today’s game as the Bruins’ leading scorer at 16.35 points per contest. Not only has Jr. been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UCLA’s top rebounder at 7.7 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 13.22 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.0% of his shots and is adding 2.43 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 23 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.

Beavers Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs UCLA, the Oregon State Beavers will be taking the floor for the 25th time this season and have an overall record of 9-15. Currently, the Beavers have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 8-4. So far, the Beavers have been the underdog 16 times, going 3-13 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +15 underdogs on the spread.

Oregon State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Pope who is averaging 12.58 points per game for the Beavers. Pope 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 Beavers’ offensive game plan is the play of Glenn Taylor Jr. who has hit 43.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.96 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oregon State this season, as they are currently ranked 296th in college basketball at 68.3 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 Beavers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.9%, placing them 371st in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Oregon State Beavers +15

If you’re deciding whether to down a bet vs the spread in this matchup, we recommend taking the Oregon State Beavers to cover as +15 point underdogs. One thing that often causes problems for team’s who are heavy underdogs is when they are matched up against a team that can dictate the pace of play. However, both Oregon State and UCLA come into today’s game near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Given that style of place won’t be an issue for the Beavers and the fact that they have 3-2 vs the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we like them to cover the spread on their home floor.