The Oregon Ducks will be at home to face the UCLA Bruins on Saturday in a Pac-12 battle. Oregon is 15-10, and they have won four of their past five, all against conference opponents. UCLA is ranked #7 in the country, and they’re now 20-4, currently riding a three-game winning streak. The Bruins have blown out their last two opponents, but they’ll travel up to Oregon tonight in what should be a harder matchup. The Ducks have won four of the past five head-to-head meetings dating back to 2020, but this is the best season that the Bruins have had in a while.
UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon Ducks Betting Odds
|UCLA Bruins||-2.5 (-110)||Over 133.5 (-115)||-140|
|Oregon Ducks||+2.5 (-110)||Under 133.5 (-105)||+120|
UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon Ducks Match Details
Fixture: UCLA Bruins @ Oregon Ducks
Date & Time: Saturday, February 11, 10:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: Matthew Knight Arena
UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon Ducks Key Stats
UCLA has scored 110.4 points per 100 possessions this season, and lately they’ve been shooting around an efficient 50% from the field. Senior Jaime Jaquez Jr. leads the way with 16.0 points and 7.9 rebounds, whole converting 48.5% of his field goals. Jaylen Clark (13.2 PPG, 6.6 RPG) and Tyger Campbell (12.8 PPG, 4.9 APG) have been solid too, and tonight all of the Bruins’ key players will need to be effective to pull off another road victory.
UCLA has one of the best defenses in the country, allowing only 89 points per 100 possessions while holding teams to around just 40% from the field. Recently the Bruins have been great on this end, helped by the fact that they force almost 17 turnovers per game.
Oregon is led by senior guard Will Richardson, who averages 14.1 PPG and 5.5 APG, featuring as the go-to guy on offense. Center N’Faly Dante is the Ducks’ leading rebounder with 7.3 per game, while adding 13.4 points per contest. Oregon has excelled at home, sporting an 11-4 record on their home floor and their defense is significantly better when home. The key to tonight’s game will be to force UCLA into tough looks as in the Ducks’ recent losses it’s been their defense that has fallen apart.
UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon Ducks Betting Prediction
Tonight we’ll see two of the better teams in the Pac-12 square off. Oregon are slim favorites, and even though UCLA is ranked up at #7, the Ducks did beat #5 Arizona on their home floor earlier this year. While this game could go either way, I’m leaning towards Oregon here as they’ve covered each of the past five head-to-head matchups. Also, the Ducks have covered three of their last four games at home, and tonight’s game could come down to the final seconds. Back Oregon here to at least cover even if they don’t pull out the win.
Prediction: Oregon +2.5 (-110)
Lucas Abrenica’s NCAA Basketball ATS & ML picks this season are 65-48-3 (+116 units)