Free CBB Hoops Pick: Wolverines vs Bruins Odds
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(7-2) Michigan Wolverines vs. UCLA Bruins (9-0)
2016 NCAA Basketball
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Bruins -9.5
CBB Betting Total: 150.5
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The Michigan Wolverines travel out West to take on the UCLA Bruins.
Both teams should come into this game with a lot of confidence as both are coming off what most would say is their biggest wins of the season.
It’s a contrast of styles between the Bruins and Michigan. The Bruins like to run and the Wolverines like to play a half court game.
The Wolverines have played a tough non conference schedule, and so far have played well. Their only two losses come to South Carolina and Virginia Tech. They have wins over the likes of Texas and Marquette.
Senior Zak Irvin is the leader of the Wolverines. The 6-6 point guard is averaging 13.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3 assists on the season. He is shooting 43 percent from the field and 32 percent from three.
Michigan really tries to slow down the pace and get the game to be a half court game. To be successful against the Bruins they need that to be the case. The slower the pace of the game is the better it will be for the Wolverines.
On the season Michigan is averaging 69.2 points per game and is shooting 44.5 percent from the field. They only shot 34.9 percent from three, and although that is a pretty low percentage, they still can shoot from out there so UCLA needs to respect that.
On the defensive end the Wolverines give up 58.2 points per game and opposing teams shoot 42.6 percent from the field.
UCLA early on this season has looked like a team that can win the National championship. They have an elite offense and play enough defense to still win basketball games.
The Bruins are coming off their biggest win of the season. They went into Rupp Arena and beat Kentucky 97-92.
The Bruins have six players who score in double digits with Issac Hamilton leading the team with 18.1.
On the offensive end the Bruins score a lot. They average 97 points per game and shoot 55.1 percent from the field. From behind the arc they shoot 45.4 percent which is ridiculous.
The Bruins want this game to be an up tempo game. If they can make it that way they should be able to run away with it.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-3 in UCLA last 11 overall.
- Over is 15-7 in UCLA last 22 home games.
- Over is 35-16-1 in MICH last 52 Sat. games.
- Road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Free Michigan Wolverines vs. UCLA Bruins NCAAB Prediction:
Which style of play will come out on top? Michigan’s Half court offense or UCLA’s up and down pace.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Michigan ATS
I think the Bruins will win, but I think Michigan will slow down the pace enough to keep it close.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: UCLA 77 – Michigan 72
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