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NCAAB Game Preview - Bruins underdogs vs Wildcats at Arizona

UCLA BruinsArizona Wildcats
Feb 25, 2:00 PM | McKale Center

UCLA Bruins vs Arizona Wildcats Odds

16-12TEAM RECORD20-9

The Wildcats will try to cover the spread at McKale Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the UCLA Bruins in college basketball action.

The Bruins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-14-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 16-12 ATS. UCLA is 16-10-2 on the totals; Arizona is 14-14.

View UCLA vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Arizona opened as 4-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wildcats at No. 28 and the Bruins at No. 128 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-72 result in favor of the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 128 nationally ranked offense (69.9 points per game) against a Bruins defense that sits as the No. 83 at 63.5 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 44.5% from the field, less than the Bruins have managed so far this season (46.6% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UCLA owns the country's No. 130-rated mark, allowing 68.2 points per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 186 in scoring at home.

UCLA was a 66-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona State. They earned a push of the 9-point spread as favorites. The Bruins grabbed a 66-57 win over the Sun Devils on Thursday, behind a 20-point effort from Lazeric Jones at Wells Fargo Arena.

Arizona was a 70-54 winner in its last match at home against USC. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats grabbed a 70-54 win over the Trojans on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Kyle Fogg at McKale Center.

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Washington State are 6-4
After playing Arizona State are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona State are 6-4
After playing USC are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Bruins at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UCLA's last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
UCLA is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Arizona
UCLA is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
UCLA is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Arizona is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing at home against UCLA
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games

Next up:
UCLA home to Washington State, Thursday, March 1
Arizona at Arizona State, Sunday, March 4

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