UCLA Bruins vs. Utah Utes: 2/25/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 25, 2021

The UCLA Bruins (16-5) are favored (-1) to continue a three-game win streak when they visit the Utah Utes (9-10) at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Jon M. Huntsman Center. The game airs on PACN. The matchup has an over/under of 137 points.

Betting Information

UCLA vs Utah Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
UCLA -1 -110 -112 137 -109 -112 -116 -105

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Computer picks for UCLA vs Utah
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
UCLA (-1) Over (137) UCLA 71 Utah 68

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Total Facts

  • In 11 of 21 outings (52.4%) this year, the Bruins and their opponents have scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 137 points.
  • Utah and its opponents have added up to score more than 137 points in 52.6% of their games this season (10 of 19 opportunities).
  • These teams average a combined 142.9 points per game, 5.9 more points than the over/under of 137 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.5 less points per game (135.5) than this game’s over/under of 137 points.
  • The average point total for Bruins games this season is four more points than the over/under of 137 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Utes this season is 0.3 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Bruins put up 73.4 points per game, 5.6 more points than the 67.8 the Utes give up.
  • When UCLA scores more than 67.8 points, it is 8-0 against the spread and 12-3 overall.
  • In games Utah gives up more than 73.4 points, it is 1-5 against the spread and 2-4 overall.
  • The Utes’ 69.5 points per game are only 1.8 more points than the 67.7 the Bruins give up to opponents.
  • Utah has gone 9-3 overall and 7-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 67.7 points.
  • UCLA’s record is 6-4 overall and 3-7 against the spread when it gives up more than 69.5 points to its opponents.
  • The Bruins have totaled 120 more points than their opponents this season (5.7 per game on average), and the Utes have scored 32 more points than their opponents (1.7 per game).

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UCLA Betting Information

  • UCLA has struggled against the spread, going 9-11 on the year.
  • The Bruins have posted a losing record of 7-10 against the spread when the spread is -1 or bigger.
  • The Bruins and their opponents have gone over the total in 12 of 20 games (60%) this season.

Utah Betting Information

  • The Utes have a losing record against the spread, going 8-11 ATS (covering just 42.1% of the time).
  • The Utes have not fared well as a 1-point underdog, going 3-6 against the spread when they are at least 1-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Utes games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (11 out of 19 games, 57.9%).

Head to Head

UCLA vs Utah (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/31/2020 UCLA -6.5 137.5 -315 +245 Regular Season 72-70 UCLA
2/20/2020 Utah -4 133.5 -187 +151 Regular Season 69-58 UCLA
2/2/2020 UCLA -4 136.5 -190 +154 Regular Season 73-57 UCLA
3/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 92-81 UTAH
2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 93-92 UTAH

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UCLA Leaders

  • The Bruins scoring leader is Johnny Juzang, who averages 13.8 per contest to go with 4.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
  • Jaime Jaquez Jr. leads the Bruins in rebounding, averaging 6.2 per game, while Tyger Campbell leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 5.7 in each contest.
  • Juzang leads his teammates on the Bruins with 1.9 made threes per game.
  • Jaquez is UCLA’s leader in steals, averaging 1.3 steals per game, while Jalen Hill leads them in blocks with 1.0 per contest.

Utah Leaders

  • Timmy Allen holds the top spot on the Utes leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 17.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
  • Rylan Jones records more assists than any other Utah player with 4.1 per game. He also scores 4.9 points and grabs 2.0 rebounds per game.
  • Alfonso Plummer leads his teammates on the Utes with 2.3 made threes per game.
  • Jones (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Utah while Branden Carlson (1.6 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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