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UCLA Bruins home to Wildcats in NCAAB betting action

Arizona WildcatsUCLA Bruins
Jan 5, 11:00 PM | Honda Center

Arizona Wildcats vs UCLA Bruins Odds

10-4TEAM RECORD7-7

The UCLA Bruins host Arizona on Thursday, looking to build on their 7-7 mark against the 10-4 Wildcats in college hoops action at Honda Center.

Honda Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

This season, the Bruins are 7-7 overall and 6-8 ATS ATS, while the Wildcats are 10-4 and 6-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, UCLA boasts a 7-7 on the OU, and Arizona is 6-7.

View Arizona vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bruins are listed as 1-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bruins, most recently No. 149 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wildcats, who rate No. 46 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-71 victory for the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UCLA's No. 169 nationally ranked offense (68.8 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 85 at 62.9 PPG. The Bruins have been averaging 44.5% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (45.2% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arizona owns the country's No. 246-rated mark, allowing 74.2 points per game on the highway. UCLA, on the other hand, rates No. 223 in scoring at home.

Arizona was a 68-51 winner in their most recent outing at home against Arizona State. They covered the 10.5–point spread as favorites. Arizona earned a 68-51 victory over Arizona State on Saturday, getting 16 points from Jesse Perry at McKale Center.

In their last action, UCLA was an 85-69 loser on the road against California. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. Tyler Lamb went off for 26 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as California handed UCLA an 85-69 defeat at Haas Pavilion.

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing USC are 8-2
After playing Arizona State are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona State are 6-4
After playing California are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Wildcats at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UCLA's last 7 games when playing Arizona
UCLA is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
UCLA is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Arizona
UCLA is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Arizona

Next up:
Arizona at USC, Sunday, January 8
UCLA home to Arizona State, Saturday, January 7

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