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UCLA An ATS Juggernaut Against Arizona

The battle for Pac-12 supremacy takes center stage when the Arizona Wildcats travel to Pauley Pavilion to take on the UCLA Bruins on Saturday. UCLA has been the bet to make in this conference rivalry with the Bruins going 8-1 ATS in the past nine between these two programs, which includes covering in each of the past five.

SHARK BITES
  • Arizona is 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road against UCLA.
  • UCLA is 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games against the Pac-12.
  • Arizona is 10-0 SU in their last 10 games against teams with winning records.

UCLA is just an absolute joy to watch this season, as the up-tempo style has formed one of the most explosive offenses in the country. Lonzo Ball has been a big part in the transformation, as the point guard is averaging 14.4 points, 8.2 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game so far this season. However, Ball’s freshman teammate TJ Leaf has been the team’s top scorer with the California native notching 16.9 ppg and 9.0 rpg.

Arizona has won their past 11 games with their excellent defense shining, as the Wildcats have held their opposition to 60.4 points and a 38.1 shooting percentage. The most intriguing battle in this game will be Arizona star Lauri Markkanen taking on Leaf. Both are scoring big men who can stretch the floor and whoever wins the battle defensively will likely go a long way to deciding this game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the UCLA Bruins betting line as -5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Arizona Wildcats vs UCLA Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Arizona Wildcats have watched them go 17-2 and 10-8-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the UCLA Bruins are at 19-1 and 12-8 ATS. In totals betting, the UCLA Bruins are 12-5-3, while the Arizona Wildcats have a 9-9-1 mark.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated UCLA Bruins and the No. 12-ranked Arizona Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UCLA's No. 39-rated squad against Arizona's No. 103-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UCLA rates No. 4 in the country with 11.1 per game, while their foes tonight, the Arizona Wildcats rank No. 220 nationally with 6.16 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wildcats got 23 points from Lauri Markkanen as Arizona ran past USC 73-66 on Thursday at Galen Center.

UCLA cruised to victory on Thursday, running Arizona State out of the gym and running up a 102-80 score at Pauley Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
  • Arizona is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • UCLA is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • UCLA is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona home to Washington State, Thursday, January 26th
UCLA at USC, Wednesday, January 25th

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