The No. 2 UCLA Bruins will take on the No. 4 Villanova Wildcats at 11:30 p.m. ET on Friday at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA is 1-0 overall and 1-0 at home, while the Wildcats are 1-0 overall and 0-0 on the road. This will be the fourth meeting between the Bruins and Wildcats, with Villanova holding a 3-0 all-time series lead.
The Bruins are favored by 3.5-points in the latest UCLA vs. Villanova odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 138.5. Before entering any Villanova vs. UCLA picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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UCLA vs. Villanova spread: UCLA -3.5UCLA vs. Villanova over-under: 138.5 points
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What you need to know about UCLA
UCLA simply couldn’t be stopped on Tuesday, as the Bruins easily beat the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners at home 95-58. UCLA’s success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but Jules Bernard led the charge as he had 19 points. Bernard averaged 10.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game last season for the Bruins.
Also leading the charge for UCLA was guard Johnny Juzang, who recorded 19 points, four rebounds and one assist. The Bruins had four players reach double figures in the victory over Cal State Bakersfield. UCLA enters Friday’s contest having won 19 of its 20 home games. However, the Bruins are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games against an opponent from the Big East.
What you need to know about Villanova
Meanwhile, everything came up roses for Villanova at home against the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers on Tuesday as the team secured a 91-51 victory. Villanova can attribute much of its success to Justin Moore, who shot 6-for-8 from beyond the arc and finished with 27 points and seven assists. Moore finished last season averaging 12.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.
The Wildcats also got strong offensive performances from Brandon Slater and Jermaine Samuels in Tuesday’s win, as the two combined for 34 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Collin Gillespie also chipped in 13 points and five assists. Gillespie has averaged at least 14 points per game in each of his last two seasons with the Wildcats.
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