The Washington Huskies are not a good basketball team. There are no two ways about it. Expectations were high entering the season, with freshman Markelle Fultz committing to the program, but the Huskies are just 9-19 and have not won a game since January 18 (an overtime victory over a mediocre Colorado team). They will look to get their first win in nearly six weeks when they visit the UCLA Bruins on Wednesday.
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- Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games against UCLA.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of the past 5 meetings between Washington and UCLA.
- UCLA is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games as home favorite.
Fultz has been a star for Washington, cementing himself as the likely No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA draft, but one player can’t fix a team on his own. Fultz is averaging nearly 10 points more than anyone else on the team, he’s the only player averaging more than 3.0 assists per game and is the only qualifying player to shoot better than 39 percent from beyond the arc. To make matters worse, he missed the last game with a sore knee and may miss the final two games of the year.
The player who may supplant Fultz as the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft? UCLA’s Lonzo Ball. The freshman has proven to be one of the most versatile point guards in college, as he has averaged 14.8 points, 7.6 assists and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 54.8 percent from the field. Ball torched Fultz and Washington in their contest earlier this season for 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the UCLA Bruins as -23-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.
Washington Huskies vs UCLA Bruins Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The 26-3 and 15-14 ATS UCLA Bruins will face the 9-19 Washington Huskies, who own a 9-19 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the UCLA Bruins are 15-11-3 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Washington Huskies are 11-17.
The UCLA Bruins sit at No. 26 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds – Shark, while the Washington Huskies sit at No. 299 on the same chart.
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UCLA’s No. 25-rated squad against Washington’s No. 65-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UCLA rates No. 8 in the country with 10.1 per game, while their foes tonight, the Washington Huskies rank No. 133 nationally with 7.43 per match.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Huskies endured a 79-71 loss at the hands of the Cougars on Sunday, despite a 17-point effort from Carlos Johnson at Friel Court.
UCLA got 15 points from Bryce Alford en route to a 77-72 victory over Arizona on Saturday at McKale Center.
- Washington is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
- Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games
- Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- UCLA is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
- UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UCLA’s last 6 games
- UCLA is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Washington at USC, Saturday, March 4th
UCLA at Washington State, Saturday, March 4th