Washington St. Cougars vs. UCLA Bruins
The Washington State Cougars and the UCLA Bruins face off on Saturday in Pac-12 college basketball. The Bruins are -1 point favorites over the Cougars.
The Washington State Cougars have lost eight games in a row and they are tied for last place in the Pac-12. Wazzu is 2-15 in the Pac-12 and 6-8 at home this season. DaVonte Lacy is averaging 19.6 points per game to lead the Cougars. D.J. Shelton is averaging 9.9 points and 9.4 rebounds, Que Johnson is averaging 9.7 points, and Royce Woolridge is averaging 7.3 points. Washington State is averaging 62 points and they are shooting 40.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.3 points and their opponents are shooting 45.2 percent. Washington State is coming off of a bad home loss to USC.
The UCLA Bruins have won their last two games and six of their last eight. UCLA is 12-5 in the Pac-12 and 7-5 in games played away from home. Jordan Adams leads the Bruins averaging 17.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Kyle Anderson is averaging 14.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 6.7 assists, Norman Powell is averaging 11 points, and Zach LaVine is averaging 10.8 points. UCLA is averaging 82.9 points and they are shooting 49 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.1 percent. UCLA is hoping to improve their seeding in the NCAA Tournament.
Washington State is 0-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 0-5 against the spread following a loss, and 15-7-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. UCLA is 4-1 against the spread following a win, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 5-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. The home team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
UCLA has dominated this series and I look for them to dominate here as well and get the cover.
UCLA Bruins -10 Washington St. Cougars