Looking to win big? The Bruins and Ducks face off at 4:00 ET on CBS. The Ducks are hosting the game at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR. The over/under for this Pac-12 conference contest is set at 136.5 points, with the Ducks being the favored team playing at home against the Bruins.

UCLA BRUINS VS OREGON DUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UCLA Bruins +7.5

This game will be played at Matthew Knight Arena at 4:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.

WHY BET THE UCLA BRUINS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Ducks.
  • Even though we have Oregon winning straight-up, we like UCLA at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Bruins Offense Score Enough on the Road?

UCLA enters today's game against Oregon with a 6-6 season record. As the road team, UCLA is 2-2 this season, while they are 4-4 when playing at home. UCLA's ATS record is currently below .500, sitting at 4-7-1. In their last ten games, UCLA has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.

In 12 games, UCLA comes in with an over/under mark of 3-9-0, with their games averaging 129.8 points per game. In the Bruins' last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 130 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.

Coming off their recent game, the UCLA offense tallied 69 points in a matchup against Oregon State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.9%, and they made 9 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Sebastian Mack who comes into today's matchup averaging 14.5. Adem Bona also heads into the game with a PPG average of 12.2.

At this time, the Bruins' defense is positioned 14th in the country, permitting 62.0 points per game. Against Oregon State, the Bruins' defense gave up 62 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Oregon State only made 9 free-throws.

Can the Ducks Please their Home Crowd?

After 12 games, Oregon has a 9-3 record. In their last ten home games, including those from last year, Oregon has an 8-2 record. Oregon is currently performing well against the spread, sitting at 8-3. In their last five games, they have a solid 4-1 record vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Oregon have had an average of 148.6 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 146 points. Their over/under record is 6-5-0. When assessing the Ducks' performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 151 points per game.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Oregon's offense scored 82 points against USC. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.2%, and they went 26/32 from the free-throw line. The team's scoring leader is Jermaine Couisnard, who holds an average of 13.1 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Kario Oquendo is averaging 11.5 points per game this season.

On the defensive side, Oregon is currently hovering around the NCAA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.2 points per game. Oregon's three-point defense is currently 102nd in the country at 6.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.5% of their shots vs. Oregon.