Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bruins vs Utes CBB Odds
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(17-1) UCLA Bruins vs. Utah Utes (12-4)
2017 NCAA Basketball – PAC 12
Date: Saturday January 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Venue: Jon M. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
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UCLA is one of the top teams in America. They score and score and are among the most exciting teams to watch.
Utah is no pushover, especially at home where they have lost just once all season.
It will be interesting to see the strategy of Utah. They are averaging 80ppg but keeping up with the Bruins is going to be very challenging.
The Bruins are a pleasure to watch when they have the ball. They have superlative talent and they share it will so that everyone seems to get their shots.
Last time out beat Colorado by just destroying them from behind the arc. No surprise as they are the top 3 point shooting team in America.
Lonzo Ball might be the most important third leading scorer in America. His shot might not look great all the time but it goes through the net at a high rate and he is great at not forcing his own offense.
The arrival of Ball has free up Bryce Alford to be more of a scorer. His points might be only up slightly but he is way more efficient this season because he doesn’t have to take every tough shot.
T.J. Leaf continues to be wonderful in his stretch four role. He might not be a physical presence but odds are he is outscoring your power forward.
UCLA might be the only team in America that has 5 scorers in their starting lineup. Thomas Welsh gobbles up whatever else is available and converts.
Uthas has won back to back games and looked very good beating up on USC earlier in the week. As usual it looks like they will be a threat in the PAC 12 and likely to make the tournament.
Like UCLA this is a very efficient offensive team – 8th in FG%. They may not have the star power of UCLA but they have some very good if underrated players like Kyle Kuzma, who averages close to a double-double. He is exactly the kind of player you need to try and combat Leaf.
On the perimeter they are good but just not as dynamic as UCLA. Ignore the numbers, there is no one on this team with a ceiling like Lonzo Ball.
Utah is in the second tier of teams in the PAC 12 but a win would put the rest of the league on notice that they are going to have a say in the conference race.
CBB Betting Trends:
- UCLA are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 vs. Pacific-12.
- UCLA are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Sat. games.
- UTAH are 28-12 ATS in their last 40 Sat. games.
- Over is 13-6 in UTAH last 19 overall.
- Over is 35-17-2 in UTAH last 54 home games.
Free UCLA Bruins vs. Utah Utes NCAAB Prediction:
UCLA is really tough to slow down. I am not sure the fact that it is the second game of the trip is going to be a big factor.
Utah will fight hard but if the Bruins are on their game they should win by a nice margin.
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I think UCLA will come in at -5 on the road. That looks like a really good value to me.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: UCLA 84 – Utah 72
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