Wildcats take the floor versus Bruins
The top-ranked Arizona Wildcats will hit the hardwood at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Thursday night as they take on the UCLA Bruins in college basketball betting action.
The Wildcats have dropped three straight games SU and ATS to the Bruins, and overall Arizona is just 4-6 SU and 3-7 ATS in its past 10 games against UCLA. The UNDER has paid out in six of the last seven games between the Pac-12 teams.
The Bruins sport a record of 12-2 and 8-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wildcats have 15-0 and 10-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-7-1 for the Bruins and 3-11 for the Wildcats.
The Bruins were listed as 0-point at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 14-ranked Bruins and the No. 2-rated Wildcats in this matchup.
Arizona was a 71-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Washington. They failed to cover the 17.5-point spread as favorites. Nick Johnson scored 24 points leading the Wildcats to a 71-62 victory over Washington at McKale Center on Saturday.
UCLA won its last outing, a 107-73 result against USC on January 5. They covered in that game as a 12.5-point favorite. UCLA cruised to victory on Sunday, running USC out of the gym and running up a 107-73 score at Pauley Pavilion.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wildcats is ranked No. 24 in NCAA hoops at 40.13 per game. Contrast that with UCLA’s No. 119 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UCLA is the No. 101-ranked team in the country at 6.57 per game, while Arizona rates No. 201 at 5.13 per game.
A few Wildcats at Bruins trends to consider:
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Arizona is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing UCLA
Arizona is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing UCLA
UCLA is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UCLA is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Arizona
UCLA is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Arizona
Arizona at USC, Sunday, January 12th
UCLA at Arizona State, Sunday, January 12th