UCLA Bruins vs California Golden Bears 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

UCLA Bruins vs California Golden Bears 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The #5 UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference will go against the California Golden Bears of the Pac-12 Conference in NCAAB action in Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA, on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 8:00 PM (EST).


The UCLA Bruins are overjoyed to be back on the basketball floor. Their previous game versus a major league opponent was a 67-56 away win over Marquette on December 11th, covering the 6.5 point spread.


The Bruins thrashed Long Beach State 96-78 on Thursday night in a game when they were 26.5 point favorites. The Bruins only played one conference match, defeating Colorado 73-61. In two of their last five matches, they covered the spread.


Johnny Juzang is a steady performer this season, scoring in double figures in every game. The junior guard had 15 points in the victory over Colorado and is averaging 16.7 points per game. In the recent victory over Marquette, Jaime Jaquez Jr. scored 24 points.


The junior guard is shooting 39 percent from outside the arc and averaging 14.1 points per game with 6.1 rebounds per game. Jules Bernard reached double figures in three of his previous five appearances, including a game-high 22 points on Thursday. With 13.9 points per game, the senior guard is third on the squad in scoring.


  • The University of California, Los Angeles Bruins is 11-5 ATS in their last 16 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of UCLA’s last 5 matches on the road against California.
  • UCLA is 3-12 ATS in their last 15 matches in the Pac-12 Conference.

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UCLA Bruins vs California Golden Bears Predictions 1/8/2022


The challenging schedule for the California Golden Bears continues. They were six-point underdogs in Thursday’s 69-65 home loss to #10 USC and will now face another rated opponent. Overall, this club improved from the previous season and is a strong defensive unit. They are 2-2 in conference play, including a victory against ASU. In their last 10 games, California covered the spread in eight of them.


Jordan Shepherd, California’s leading scorer, scored 33 points in his previous two games. The senior guard is generating 14.6 points per game, although his season shooting percentage is at 37.6%. Andre Kelly had a fantastic season and only had a few disappointing games.


On the season, the senior guard boasts six double-doubles and tallied 13 points on Thursday night. He’s averaging 14.5 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game. In two of his previous 3 matches, Grant Anticevich scored at least 19 points. The senior forward is averaging 12.5 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game.


  • The University of California Golden Bears is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of California’s last 5 matches at home against UCLA.
  • California is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 matches in the Pac-12 Conference.

#5 UCLA Bruins vs California Golden Bears. The NCAAB pick for this game is the #5 UCLA Bruins. The UCLA Bruins are an amazing team that only dropped one game this season, to Gonzaga. They have defeated Villanova, Colorado, and Marquette so far. All of those victories were by nine points or more.


The offense and defense are both outstanding, and this is a match they should easily win. They score 12 points per 100 possessions more than California and have superior defensive metrics. Furthermore, the Golden Bears are respectable, although they struggled against tough opponents.


They dropped to Florida, Seton Hall, and Utah in recent years. They’re averaging only 103 points per 100 possessions and can’t keep up with the Bruins in terms of scoring. The UCLA Bruins will win to a predicted score of 83-64.


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UCLA Bruins vs California Golden Bears 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 8:00 PM (EST)


Location: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA


Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022




NCAAB Odds: UCLA Bruins -9.5


NCAAB Totals: 134.5


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