Planning on watching today’s Bruins and Beavers game? Catch the action at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR, as the Beavers hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on PACN. The Bruins are favored in this Pac-12 conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 127.5 points.
UCLA BRUINS VS OREGON STATE BEAVERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Oregon State Beavers +6
This game will be played at Gill Coliseum at 10:00 ET on Thursday, December 28th.
WHY BET THE OREGON STATE BEAVERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Beavers.
- Not only will Oregon State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 127.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will the Bruins Defense Show Up on the Road?
UCLA comes into their 12th game of the season with a 5-6 record. In their last five road games, which includes games from last year, UCLA has gone 3-2. As of today’s game, UCLA holds a 3-4-1 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, UCLA has yet to cover the spread, sitting at 0-5.
UCLA’s games have, on average, featured 127.9 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-7-0. Their average over/under line is currently 134.5 points so far. The Bruins’ last five games have culminated with an average of 130 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
The UCLA offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 56 points versus Villanova. During the game, they attempted 19 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 36.7%. Sebastian Mack is leading the team in scoring at 15.2 points per contest. Adem Bona has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.1 going into the game.
UCLA’s defense has been playing well, ranking 21st nationally, with 61.7 points allowed per game. In their most recent game, the UCLA defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Villanova knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 65 points.
Can the Beavers Pull Off a Home Win?
Oregon State enters the game with a record of 8-3, having played 11 games so far this season. In their previous 10 home games, which includes last year, Oregon State has a record of 7-3. As of today’s game, Oregon State holds a 3-4 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, Oregon State has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.
Oregon State comes in with an over/under record of 4-3-0 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 143.6 points per game so far. In the Beavers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 134 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.
In their previous game, the Beavers’ offense finished with 71 points, which is right in line with their current average of 71.5 points per contest. Jordan Pope is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.9. Meanwhile, Tyler Bilodeau also brings a PPG average of 11.5 into the game.
The Beavers’ defense is presently ranked 118th nationally, allowing an average of 69.1 points per contest. In today’s game, the Oregon State defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 59 points.