Betting on today's Bruins and Golden Bears game? Catch the action at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA, as the Golden Bears hosts this showdown at 5:30 ET on FOX. The over/under for this game is set at 134.5 points, and California is favored by -1 vs. UCLA in a Pac-12 conference matchup.

UCLA BRUINS VS CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: California Golden Bears -1

This game will be played at Haas Pavilion at 5:30 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Golden Bears.
  • Not only will California pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog UCLA?

UCLA enters this game as a slight underdog, as they are 4-7 as the underdog this season. Overall, the Bruins are 12-11, including a 7-5 record in Pac-12 play.

Over their last ten road games, UCLA has gone 5-5, including a 5-5 mark on the road this season. They come into this game with a record of 5-5 on the road and have won their last two games away from home.

When it comes to the spread, UCLA has been a solid bet this season with an 11-11-1 record. However, they have been even better on the road, going 7-2-1 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Bruins have gone 8-3 vs. the spread this year and they have been even better in their last 10 games as the underdog, going 7-3.

This season, the over/under record for UCLA games is 8-15 and today's over/under line of 134.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (134.6). So far, 18 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and those games have had an average of 140 points.

The UCLA offense is coming off a game in which they scored 82 points vs. Stanford. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.3% while connecting on 11 threes. Sebastian Mack was the leading scorer for the Bruins, putting up 21 points. In addition, Adem Bona contributed 16 points.

So far this season, the UCLA defense has been performing well, ranking 20th in the country at 64.2 points allowed per contest. In today's game, the UCLA defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 74 points.

Is It the Golden Bears Game to Lose at Home?

California enters today's game as a slight favorite, as they have been the favored team in eight of their 23 games this season, going 4-4 in those contests. The Golden Bears have been much better at home this season, going 7-6 compared to 2-7 on the road.

Recently, California has been playing well at home, going 6-4 in their last 10 games. They are also coming off of a win over Arizona State, which improved their overall record to 10-13 this season.

California's ATS record this season is currently 11-10-1, and they are 5-7-1 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Bears have gone just 2-7-1 vs. the spread.

California's over/under record for the season is 13-9 and today's line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (146.8). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 154 points.

The California offense is coming off a game in which they scored 81 points vs. Arizona State. Overall their field goal percentage was 50% while connecting on 11 threes. Offensively, the Golden Bears hold a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, placing them 297th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 175th in terms of percentage and 62nd in three-pointers made.

Coming into the game, California will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.5 points per game (274th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, California's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.8% this season.