Looking to win big? The Bruins and Ducks face off at 5:30 ET on PACN. The Ducks are hosting the game at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 130.5 points, and Oregon is favored by -3 to win at home against UCLA.

UCLA BRUINS VS OREGON DUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oregon Ducks -3

This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena at 5:30 ET on Thursday, March 14th.

WHY BET THE OREGON DUCKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Ducks.
  • Not only will Oregon pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 130.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Bruins Lock in a Win at Las Vegas?

UCLA enters this game as a three-point underdog, and they have gone 5-10 this season when they are the underdog. They are 15-16 overall this season and 10-10 in Pac-12 play.

On the road, the Bruins have gone 6-7 this season, and they have lost their last two games away from home. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -2.8 points per game on the road.

Against the spread, UCLA has a 13-16-2 record this season. On the road, the Bruins are 7-4-2 vs. the spread. As the underdog, UCLA has a 9-6 mark vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bruins are 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in UCLA games is 12-19, and today’s over/under line of 130.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (135). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2, and in their last five games, the average scoring total is 138 points.

In their recent matchup, the UCLA offense ended with 59 points against Arizona State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 38.3% and made 11 threes. Adem Bona is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 12.5 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Dylan Andrews brings a PPG average of 12.5 into the game.

This season, the UCLA defense has been impressive, holding the 25th position in the country while permitting an average of 65.6 points per contest. Against Arizona State in their most recent game, the UCLA defense gave up a total of 47 points while allowing Arizona State to hit 38% of their shots.

Will the Ducks Win at T-Mobile Arena?

With a 14-4 record at home this season, Oregon enters this game as the favorite, going 17-5 in that role this year. The Ducks are coming off a narrow 66-65 victory over Utah and have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home.

On the other side, Oregon is 20-11 overall, including a 12-8 mark in Pac-12 play. The Ducks have gone 8-3 in non-conference games and are 6-6 on the road this season, entering this game on a two-game losing streak away from home.

As the favorite this season, Oregon has an ATS record of just 9-13. Their overall ATS mark is 14-16, and their home ATS record is 9-9. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Ducks have gone just 2-8 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, Oregon is 0-3 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Oregon games is 16-13-1 and today’s line of 130.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (146.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 156 points and in their last five games, the average is 150 points. So far, 25 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line of 130.5.

In contrast to their season average of 75.8 points per game, the Oregon had a below average performance. They scored 66 points against Utah and had a field goal percentage of 41.7%. N’Faly Dante led the team in scoring, putting up 19 points. Additionally, Jermaine Couisnard contributed 14 points for the Ducks.

On the defensive side, Oregon is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Oregon’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.0% this season.