UCLA Bruins vs Oregon State Beavers prediction and college basketball game preview.
UCLA vs Oregon State Broadcast
Date: Saturday, January 30
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
UCLA (12-2) vs Oregon State (8-6) Game Preview
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Why Oregon State Will Win
Oregon State hasn’t played the same game twice, but it’s been able to adapt and adjust relatively well mainly because it doesn’t screw up.
It’s not a team that’s going to take a whole lot of chances, but it moves the ball around well, doesn’t get stuck with a slew of turnovers that get turned into transition points, and it’s able to D up enough on the better outside shooting teams to matter.
UCLA doesn’t come up with a lot of steals and doesn’t apply enough pressure – it’s not going to generate easy points.
Why UCLA Will Win
Oregon State doesn’t shoot well enough. It’s okay from the outside, but it doesn’t take a whole lot of threes. It can get to the rim and gets to the line but UCLA doesn’t have a problem with fouls.
The Bruins don’t make mistakes, either. Oregon State is tighter with the ball, but this is a sound Bruins team that’s not going to beat itself, it can hit from three on a consistent basis, and it’s a far more consistently solid scoring team.
What’s Going To Happen
UCLA will hit the threes that Oregon State won’t. It’ll be a tight game with each side having a chance to take over, but expect the Bruins to make 40ish% of their threes, and the Beavers to connect on around 30ish%.
And expect UCLA to hit one late to pull away just enough to be comfortable.
UCLA vs Oregon State Prediction, Line
UCLA 75, Oregon State 66
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