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UCLA @ Utah

Current Records: UCLA 11-2; Utah 8-10

What to Know

The Utah Utes are home on Thursday, but with the point spread against them by 9 points, it might not be quite the welcoming they would prefer. Utah and the #9 UCLA Bruins will face off in a Pac-12 battle at 11 p.m. ET at Jon M. Huntsman Center. The Utes have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Bruins and are hoping to record their first win since March 9 of 2019.

Utah lost 64-62 to the Arizona State Sun Devils on Monday on a last-minute half-court bomb from ASU's Jalen Graham with 0:04 left to play. Guard Lazar Stefanovic had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 34 minutes but putting up just five points on 2-for-11 shooting.

Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the game between UCLA and the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday was still a pretty decisive one as UCLA wrapped it up with an 81-65 victory at home. Guard Johnny Juzang was the offensive standout of the contest for UCLA, picking up 24 points in addition to six rebounds.

The Utes are now 8-10 while the Bruins sit at 11-2. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Utah is stumbling into the matchup with the 354th fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 9.4 on average. To make matters even worse for Utah, UCLA comes into the contest boasting the 11th fewest turnovers per game in college basketball at 9.9. So the cards are definitely stacked in UCLA's favor.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 11 p.m. ET
  • Where: Jon M. Huntsman Center -- Salt Lake City, Utah
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $44.99

Odds

The Bruins are a big 9-point favorite against the Utes, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bruins as a 9.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

UCLA have won six out of their last ten games against Utah.

  • Feb 25, 2021 - UCLA 76 vs. Utah 61
  • Dec 31, 2020 - UCLA 72 vs. Utah 70
  • Feb 20, 2020 - UCLA 69 vs. Utah 58
  • Feb 02, 2020 - UCLA 73 vs. Utah 57
  • Mar 09, 2019 - Utah 92 vs. UCLA 81
  • Feb 09, 2019 - Utah 93 vs. UCLA 92
  • Feb 22, 2018 - Utah 84 vs. UCLA 78
  • Jan 11, 2018 - UCLA 83 vs. Utah 64
  • Jan 14, 2017 - UCLA 83 vs. Utah 82
  • Feb 18, 2016 - Utah 75 vs. UCLA 73

Injury Report for Utah

  • Branden Carlson: Out (Abdomen)
  • Bostyn Holt: Out for the Season (Knee)

Injury Report for UCLA

  • David Singleton: Game-Time Decision (Head)
  • Jaylen Clark: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
  • Mac Etienne: Out for the Season (Undisclosed)
  • Will McClendon: Out for the Season (Knee)