Bruins vs. Ducks Prediction
The 12th-ranked Oregon Ducks are at home today as they welcome in the UCLA Bruins. Is a bet on an Oregon team favored by double digits the way to go?
853 UCLA Bruins at 854 Oregon Ducks
Sunday, January, 26, 2020
Matthew Knight Arena at 5PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Ducks are an 11.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 132 points. As of Sunday morning, 57 percent of public bets are siding with host Oregon. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Bruins edge Beavers
UCLA secured a 62-58 victory Thursday night at Oregon State to improve to 10-9 overall and 3-3 in Pac-12 Conference play. The Bruins led 27-24 at halftime and held on after the break. Chris Smith paced UCLA with 15 points on 4-of-6 shooting plus 7-of-9 at the free throw line. He also accounted for three rebounds and three blocked shots. Jaime Jaquez Jr. tallied 14 points, four steals and two boards. Jules Bernard added 11 points and four caroms off the bench.
Ducks down Trojans in double OT
Oregon earned a 79-70 double overtime home win Thursday night over USC to move to 16-4 overall and 5-2 in conference action. The Ducks were outscored 32-30 in the second half as it went into the extra session at 62-62, while it went into the second OT at 67-67 before Oregon outscored the Trojans 12-3 over those five minutes. Chris Duarte paced Oregon with 30 points on 9-of-20 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 9-of-13 at the charity stripe. He also registered 11 rebounds, eight steals and two blocked shots. Payton Pritchard added 24 points, seven assists, two boards and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bruins are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games. UCLA is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games overall.
The Ducks are 6-0 ATS in their last six Sunday games. Oregon is 23-8 ATS in its last 31 games overall.
My only worry here with Oregon is being a bit fatigued after the double OT win only three days ago, but the difference should be minimal considering the Bruins also played Thursday and had to grind out a win. UCLA struggles defensively and Oregon is ranked sixth nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency. The Ducks have been great for bettors over the last couple of seasons and I see another spot to jump on here for what should be a decisive victory.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: OREGON DUCKS -11.5