The UCLA Bruins (14-3) will be out for revenge against the Oregon State Beavers (10-6), an important handicapping angle to consider when making your college basketball picks. The two Pac-12 Conference rivals meet up at Pauley Pavilion Thursday night.
Sports bettors will find that the Bruins are 13.5-point home favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 153 in the market.
UCLA head coach Ben Howland has compiled a dominating 15-4 record versus the Beavers since arriving in Westwood, but the Bruins suffered an 87-84 setback as two-point road underdogs in last year's meeting.
Let's take a closer look at this affair from a betting perspective, while offering an against-the-spread pick along the way.