UCLA vs. Cal College Basketball Odds, Pick, Prediction: Sharp Action and PRO System Align in Pac-12 Matchup

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UCLA vs. Cal Odds

UCLA Odds-8.5
Florida Odds+8.5
DateSaturday, Jan. 8
Time8 p.m. ET
TVPac-12 Network 

The No. 5 UCLA Bruins travel to Northern California to take on the California Golden Bears on Saturday night.

The Bruins are playing in their first conference game after a month-long COVID-induced hiatus. They beat Long Beach State 96-78 on Thursday in their first game back from the break.

UCLA is 9-1 on its season with the lone loss coming against Gonzaga on a neutral court. Outside of that game, it hasn't been tested much. It beat Marquette and Colorado–the only other teams it has played inside the top 100 on KenPom.

Cal is 9-6 and has exceeded expectations so far this season. The Bears beat ASU by 24 last week and are 2-1 so far in conference play.

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UCLA vs. Cal Pick

This line opened as UCLA -9 and has slowly moved down to where it currently sits at UCLA -8.5 and -8 on most sportsbooks.

We have tracked sharp money coming in on Cal in this game but the public is betting heavily on UCLA. The Bruins are currently getting 81% of the public wagers.

Our Teams Off Big Loss Vs Ranked OpponentPRO System has indicated a pick on Cal in this game. The system identifies teams coming off a big loss and playing a conference opponent ranked in the top five in the AP Poll. The system has hit at a 64% rate over the last 15+ years with a 114-65 record and 24% return on investment.

With Cal coming off a 77-63 loss to USC on Thursday, the Bears will be looking to bounce back in this game.

PRO Report Pick: Cal +8.5

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