Looking to win big? The Beavers and Bruins face off at 10:30 ET on PACN. The Bruins are hosting the game at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA. The odds for this Pac-12 conference game currently have UCLA as the -10.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 126.5 points.

OREGON STATE BEAVERS VS UCLA BRUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oregon State Beavers +10.5

This game will be played at Pauley Pavilion at 10:30 ET on Thursday, February 1st.

WHY BET THE OREGON STATE BEAVERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Bruins.
  • Even though we have UCLA winning straight-up, we like Oregon State at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 126.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Do the Beavers Have What it Takes in Los Angeles?

After winning their last two games, Oregon State will look to continue their success on the road, where they have yet to win this season. So far, the Beavers have gone 0-4 on the road, compared to their 11-5 record at home.

For the season, Oregon State has gone 3-9 as the underdog, while they are 8-0 when favored. As the underdog, the Beavers have gone 1-9 in their last ten road games.

As the underdog, Oregon State has an ATS record of 7-5 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 2-2, and their last 10 road ATS record is 5-5. In their last 3 games as the underdog, the Beavers are 2-1 vs. the spread.

Oregon State's over/under record for the season is 14-6 and today's line of 126.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (138.3). So far, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 3-0.

The Oregon State offense is coming off a game where they scored 84 points against Arizona State. They posted a field goal percentage of 56.5% and connected on 3 threes. Jordan Pope was the leading scorer for the Beavers, putting up 19 points. In addition, Tyler Bilodeau contributed 18 points.

At present, the Beavers' defense is nationally ranked 177th, allowing 72.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Oregon State's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.6% this season.

Will the UCLA Defense Show Up at Home?

UCLA will enter tonight's Pac-12 matchup against Oregon State as the favorite, as they own a record of 7-4 when favored this season. The Bruins are 5-6 at home, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games at Pauley Pavilion.

Overall, UCLA has gone 9-11 this season, including a 4-5 mark in conference play. The Bruins are coming off a 65-50 win over USC, and they have a scoring margin of +3.9 points per game at home this season.

As the favorite this season, UCLA has gone just 3-7-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bruins are 2-7-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for UCLA games is 5-15 and today's line of 126.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (135). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 132 points.

In their most recent game, the UCLA offense put up just 65 points vs. the USC Trojans. Overall, they are now averaging 65.2 points per game which is 426th in the country. Leading UCLA in scoring vs. USC was Dylan Andrews with his 20 points. Lazar Stefanovic also added 17 points for the Bruins.

Currently, the Bruins' defense holds the 20th rank in the nation, allowing 63.8 points per game. UCLA will look once again to perform well on defense, holding USC to just 35% shooting in their most recent game.