The UCLA Bruins are 8-11 against the Washington Huskies during the Ben Howland era, which is important to consider when making your NCAA basketball picks on Thursday night, as the two schools meet up at Pauley Pavilion in Westwood.
Sports bettors will find that the Bruins are nine-point home favorites in the college basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 149 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this Pac-12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering an against-the-spread pick along the way.
The Washington Huskies snapped a four-game losing streak last time out when they picked up a 96-92 victory over the Arizona State Sun Devils as three-point home favorites.
Sports bettors will find that the Huskies are 12-6-1 against the spread as an underdog over the last two-plus seasons.
The UCLA Bruins have dropped back-to-back games for the first time during the 2012-13 NCAA basketball season following a 75-71 overtime loss to the USC Trojans as 10-point home favorites.
Sports bettors will find that the Bruins are 8-1 against the spread as home favorites of 6.5 to nine points in their last nine opportunities.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Washington Huskies as one of their sports betting picks on Thursday night, as the UCLA Bruins are 1-4 against the spread in their last five Pac-12 Conference games.
College Basketball Picks: Washington Huskies +9