UCLA vs. Oregon NCAAB Odds and Preview – February 24th, 2022

By Rex

The Ducks welcome the Bruins this Thursday for an interesting Pac-12 UCLA vs. Oregon matchup. UCLA lost its first meeting with the Ducks this season, 84-81. The team will try to level things as they enter the stage with a better record. The Bruins now have three-straight wins to their name while the Ducks struggle to score a victory after two consecutive defeats behind them.

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UCLA vs. Oregon Game Information

  • When: Thursday, February 24, 2021, 9:30 PM ET
  • Where: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: AM 570 LA Sports (UCLA) / KUJZ 95.3 FM THE SCORE (Oregon)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: UCLA (odds) / Oregon (odds)

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Why Bet on UCLA Bruins?

The Bruins are back on track after collecting three of their five losses in seven games. They have a chance at another four-game winning streak this season following wins against Washington State, Washington, and Arizona State.

It’s interesting to see the Bruins challenge the Ducks again. They have above-average defense, but the team’s offense needs to step up to keep Oregon trailing. UCLA allows 64.4 points (34th) per game. The team has a respectable shooting defense, limiting teams to 46.7% from the two-point range (58th) and 31.5% from downtown (71st). They also have good rebounding numbers at 24.7 defensive boards (86th) per game.

Meanwhile, we still find lapses within UCLA’s offense. Despite averaging 76.6 points (32nd) per game, the team only shoots 50.4% from the field (159th). The Bruins are the better three-point shooters of the two and drain 35.2% of their attempts from downtown (92nd). However, the team’s two-point shooting needs to improve from 49.3% (193rd).

Two players are added to the questionable list on Thursday: Tyger Campbell (shoulder) and Peyton Watson (knee). Both guards are key components of UCLA’s rotation and head coach Mick Cronin needs to fill both positions to maintain a smooth rotation.

Why Bet on the Oregon Ducks?

We expect Oregon to go hard on offense. This is what they do best, and head coach Dana Altman wants to utilize this advantage over their opponents. The team can outpace the Bruins on this end of the court. Offensively, Oregon averages 72.4 points (114th) per game. This might be behind what their opponents produced in the last 27 games, but the Ducks are the better shooters of the two. As of this writing, Oregon averages 45.8% shooting (62nd) and is 52.0% from the field (93rd).

Defense is where Oregon’s weakness shows. The hosts allow 68.7 points (151st) per game and a 43.7% opponent shooting percentage (186th). They also have a tough time hitting shots outside the arc and only make 32.3% of three-point attempts (112th).

Oregon has a healthier roster of the two. There are no injuries to report and the team is eager to rebound from their last two losses. The Ducks look at Will Richardson to lead the offensive line, with Jacob Young and De’Vion Harmon providing multiple scoring facets. Meanwhile, N’Faly Dante is anticipated to play a major defensive role in the contest.

UCLA vs. Oregon Betting Trends

  • UCLA is 2-3 in its last five road games (2-3 ATS).
  • UCLA is 1-4 in its last five road games against Oregon (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals have gone under in two of UCLA’s last five road games against Oregon.
  • Oregon is 3-2 in its last five games at Matthew Knight Arena (1-4 ATS).
  • Oregon is 3-2 in its last five games against UCLA (3-2 ATS).
  • The totals have gone over in five of Oregon’s last five games against UCLA.

UCLA vs. Oregon Expert Betting Predictions

UCLA might have the odds advantage over Oregon in this one. But, this game might be closer than anticipated. Oregon holds homecourt advantage this time around. This plays well in their favor since the side already pulled off an upset win against UCLA. Moreover, this means covering the spread remains within the bounds of possibility. What UCLA brings in this one is more consistent numbers that brought the team up to No. 2 in the Pac-12 division. Ultimately, the Bruins have to be at their best to take down the Ducks.What’s your prediction of this UCLA vs. Oregon matchup?

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