The 2021-22 College basketball betting season continues on Monday, February 28th with a game between UCLA and Washington. Here is our betting pick and odds for the matchup.
The Bruins will play the Huskies for the second time this season. The Bruins beat Washington by 26 points when they played them at home nine days ago. This was their fifth consecutive victory against Washington. The Bruins are laying 10 points on the Huskies this time around at the best Washington online gambling sites.
The UCLA Bruins (21-6; 14-12-1 ATS) lost their three game winning streak last Thursday when they were defeated 68-63 by Oregon Ducks. However, the Bruins bounced back two days later with a 94-55 victory over Oregon State, improving their record to 13-5 in conference play.
The UCLA Bruins embarrassed the Oregon State Beavers, running them out of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium and winning by 12.5 points on the road. The Bruins made a staggering 58.6 percent of their field goals and 65% of their 3-pointers (13-for-20), with junior PG Tyger Campbell leading the charge with 20 points. Campbell has averaged 13.9 points and 4.5 assists per game over his last eight appearances.
The Bruins are a good basketball team. They score a lot of points and they don’t let the other team score very many. They are ranked in the top 25 in the country by different organizations. They also have a good chance of making it to the playoffs in their conference.
The Washington Huskies are a college basketball team. They won a game against the Washington State Cougars. The Huskies were the underdogs in the game, but they managed to win.
Washington came back from a six-point halftime deficit to beat the Cougars. Senior guard Terrell Brown led the way with 25 points and six rebounds. Senior forward Emmitt Matthews added 15 points and eight boards. Brown is the Pac-12 scoring leader this season, averaging 21.5 points a night.
The Huskies score 104.5 points per 100 possessions, which is 160th in the nation. They shoot 40.7% from the field, which is 325th in the nation. They also shoot 31.3% from beyond the arc, which is 297th in the nation.
In their first game of the season, the Bruins crushed the Huskies. They did this with a strong defense. The Bruins held Washington to only 34.6% shooting from the field and 17.6% from beyond the 3-point line. They also forced 14 turnovers and committed only 7 themselves.
I predict that the Washington Huskies will have a difficult time against the UCLA Bruins. The Bruins are a much better team than Washington and they still have a chance to finish second in the Pac-12.
The total has gone under in Washington’s last nine outings and in UCLA’s last six contests. The under has also hit four times in the Bruins’ last six games on the road.
Washington loves to play quickly. They have around 70 possessions per 40 minutes. But they are not very good at scoring, so they might struggle against UCLA’s defense. UCLA has a similar pace, and they have held their opponents below 60 points in 4 of their last 5 college basketball betting games.