The Utah Utes and the No. 9 UCLA Bruins are set to square off in a Pac-12 matchup at 11 p.m. ET on Jan. 20 at Jon M. Huntsman Center. The Utes are 8-10 overall and 6-3 at home, while UCLA is 11-2 overall and 4-0 on the road. Utah is on a six-game losing streak coming into this contest.
The Bruins are favored by 9.5 points in the latest Utah vs. UCLA odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 145.5. Before entering any UCLA vs. Utah picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Utah vs. UCLA spread: UCLA -9.5
- Utah vs. UCLA over-under: 146 points
What you need to know about Utah
Utah had its losing streak extended to six games in heartbreaking fashion on Monday night. Arizona State picked up a 64-62 win after hitting a shot with 4.6 seconds remaining in the game. The Utes will be looking for improvement on the offensive end, as they have failed to score 70 points in five straight games.
They are currently without leading scorer Branden Carlson, who is sidelined with an ankle injury. Senior guard Both Gach and senior guard David Jenkins Jr. are both averaging double digits. Utah has covered the spread in six of its last eight home games against UCLA.
What you need to know about UCLA
UCLA has been almost untouchable since its loss to No. 1 Gonzaga in November. The Bruins have only dropped one game since then, losing to Oregon in overtime last Thursday. They bounced back with an 81-65 win over Oregon State last Saturday, trailing for less than a minute of total game time.
Junior guard Johnny Juzang leads UCLA with 17.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. The Bruins have been without junior guard Jaime Jaquez Jr., who is questionable for this contest. They have won four of their last five games against Utah.
How to make Utah vs. UCLA picks
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