Western Michigan Broncos vs #2 UCLA Bruins - NCAA Basketball Picks

Joe Catalano

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:04 PM UTC

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 6:04 PM UTC

Prospects don’t look good for the Western Michigan Broncos as they have to travel to Pauley Pavilion and square off against the #2 team in the country in the UCLA Bruins and superstar freshman T.J. Leaf. How much will UCLA win by is the question here?

Western Michigan Broncos (3-7) vs #2 UCLA Bruins (12-0)When Does Garbage Time Come?

That may tell the story where the odds are concerned as UCLA is clearly the far superior squad here. This game will be a cakewalk for head coach Steve Alford and his Bruins. The betting total is a massive 173.5 and that is due in part to the fact that UCLA averages nearly 100 points per game.

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UCLA isn’t only a massive betting favorite in this game, they’re a major contender to win a National Championship. This is a very deep squad that’s filled with talent. Players such as T.J. Leaf (17.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 50% 3-point shooting), Isaac Hamilton (17.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists), and Bryce Alford (15.9 points) have all contributed in developing this squad into an offensive powerhouse. UCLA’s top 5 scorers all shoot 40% or more from beyond the arc.

As for T.J. Leaf, just ask Kentucky how tough that it is to guard him. Leaf had 17 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and played outstanding defense against the Wildcats. This is a player that’s averaging 66.4% from the field for the season.

This game is such a mismatch, I have nothing to say about the Broncos and not there’s not much more to be said here other than bet UCLA and don’t let the 30 ½ point betting spread scare you away.

Free NCAAB Pick: UCLA Bruins -30 ½Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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