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UCLA Bruins home to Wildcats in NCAAB betting action

Arizona WildcatsUCLA Bruins
Feb 26, 4:00 PM | Pauley Pavilion

Arizona Wildcats vs UCLA Bruins Odds

23-5TEAM RECORD20-8

Arizona pays a visit to UCLA on Saturday, hoping to send the Bruins to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Pauley Pavilion.

The Bruins currently sports a 20-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-14-1 ATS. The Wildcats are 23-5 and 14-9-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bruins produce a 13-14 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wildcats have gone 13-11 against the number.

View Arizona vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Bruins as 1-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bruins sit at No. 59 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wildcats sit at No. 32 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 81-75.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UCLA's No. 116 nationally ranked offense (71 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 154 at 66.9 PPG. The Bruins have been averaging 46.2% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (47.5% on average).

Defensively, Arizona features the nation's No. 172-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.7 points per game. UCLA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 163 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Arizona was a 65-57 loser on the road against USC. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as underdogs. Arizona got 12 points from Jesse Perry but lost anyway, 65-57, to USC on Thursday at Galen Center.

UCLA was a 71-53 winner in its last match at home against Arizona State. They covered the 10.5–point spread as favorites. UCLA earned a 71-53 victory over Arizona State on Thursday, getting 16 points from Malcolm Lee at Pauley Pavilion.

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

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

A few Wildcats at Bruins trends to consider:
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing on the road against UCLA
Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against UCLA
Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against UCLA
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UCLA's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UCLA's last 5 games when playing Arizona
UCLA is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Arizona home to Oregon State, Thursday, March 3
UCLA at Washington, Thursday, March 3

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