TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH
#687 UCLA (-13′) over Oregon State at 4 PM EST
In a bad mood off that five-point loss at Oregon, UCLA will have no trouble getting back on track at Oregon State this afternoon. The Beavers limp into this Pac-12 battle on a disturbing 0-13 SU and 4-8-1 ATS run, and head coach Wayne Tinkle and his boys simply want this dismal season to come to an end.
The Bruins surprising 3-14-2 ATS run in their last 19 battles in this series is certainly noted. Thankfully, in conference play fighting a foe that checks in off a straight up loss, UCLA has been a solid investment notching a strong 35-9 SU and 28-15-1 ATS record in its last 44 tries. In this situation competing against a foe that arrives off a pointspread victory, the Bruins improve to a healthy 9-2 SU and 8-2-1 ATS. Also, in its last 32 games, UCLA sports a solid 25-7 SU and 19-12-1 ATS mark including a highly profitable 15-4 SU and 15-3-1 ATS tally provided its opponent busts in off a pointspread win.
After having so much success last season, Oregon State has struggled this year inking a terrible 3-23 SU and 7-18-1 ATS mark. In this run matched up against a foe that enters off a straight up loss, the Beavers fall to a disturbing 0-11 SU and 1-9-1 ATS. Even worse, when playing at home and arriving without steam off a straight up loss, OSU sports a weak 2-10 SU and ATS tally in its last 12 provided its opponent owns a team won/loss percentage of .750 or higher. If the Beavers were in Corvallis in their last battle, this angle falls to a woeful 1-5 SU and 0-6 ATS.
Ranked second in the conference in margin of victory (11.6 ppg) and points per game (76.1 ppg), head coach Mick Cronin and the Bruins will prove to be too much for OSU in the end. Take UCLA. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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