Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Utes vs Bruins CBB Odds
Looking for Utah Utes vs. UCLA Bruins NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Utes taking on the Bruins on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Utes Bruins matchup.
(12-10) Utah Utes vs. UCLA Bruins (12-11)
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM ET
Venue: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: UCLA Bruins -4
CBB Betting Total: 155
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This PAC-12 matchup will feature the Utah Utes and the UCLA Bruins. Since the PAC-12 is a jumbled mess right now, both team are most definitely still in the race for a 2 seed in the PAC-12 tournament.
The last time these teams met, Utah won 84-78.
The Utes recently snapped a two losing streak when they defeated USC 77-70. They are now 6-4 in the conference and are tied with three other teams for second place.
The Utes score a decent amount of points per game as they average 75. They are a top 40 team in the country when it comes to shooting the three and average 37.6%. Their leading scorer this season is Sedrick Barefield, who has averaged 16.1 points per game. If the Utes are going to win, they will need Barefield to have a productive shooting day. Either that or it will crucial for someone else to step up and provide an ample amount of scoring.
The Utes allow an average of 73.3 point per game. However, their strength on defense is limiting their opponents rebounding. Coming into this game they allow 28.4 boards per game, which is 32nd in the country. If they can win the battle on the boards, there is a good chance they will come out on top.
The Bruins have now lost two games in a row dropping them to 5-5 in the conference. They will be looking to stay in the race for second but must get a win in this game to do so.
The Bruins are another team that can score the ball very well. They average 77.5 points per game. Most of their success has come from their rebounding ability. They are 6th in the nation as they average 41.9 rebounds per game. Look for them to produce a ton of second chance opportunities which could lead to some easy baskets.
UCLA has struggled in the points allowed category as they allow 75 points per game. The best part of their defense is their ability to hold opponents to 41.2% from the field. Look for them to shutdown Barefield otherwise it could be a long afternoon.
CBB Betting Trends:
- UTAH are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Pacific-12.
- UCLA are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sat. games.
Free Utah Utes vs. UCLA Bruins NCAAB Prediction:
The Utes have a slightly better defense and that will be enough for them to get a road win.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Utah Utes +4
The Utes are able to cover and win this game behind Sedrick Barefield.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Utah 75 – UCLA 73
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