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UCLA Bruins vs Arizona Wildcats Betting Matchup Report

Arizona WildcatsUCLA Bruins
March 2, 9:00 PM | Pauley Pavilion

Arizona Wildcats vs UCLA Bruins Odds

23-5TEAM RECORD21-7

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Pauley Pavilion Saturday as host UCLA looks to handle the Arizona Wildcats in NCAA hoops action.

This season, the Bruins are 21-7 overall and 11-16 ATS ATS, while the Wildcats are 23-5 and 12-14 ATS against the number. As for the totals, UCLA boasts a 12-12 on the OU, and Arizona is 9-15-1.

View Arizona vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bruins sit at No. 39 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wildcats sit at No. 21 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 81-78.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits UCLA's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 76.1 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 95 at 63.2 PPG. The Bruins field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

Defensively, Arizona features the nation's No. 37-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.5 points per game. UCLA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 36 nationally in scoring at home.

Arizona was an 89-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against USC. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats endured an 89-78 loss at the hands of the Trojans on Wednesday, despite a 21-point effort from Solomon Hill at Galen Center.

In their last action, UCLA was a 79-74 winner at home against Arizona State. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Bruins grabbed a 79-74 win over the Sun Devils on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Jordan Adams at Pauley Pavilion.

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona State are 8-2
After playing USC are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

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

A few Wildcats at Bruins trends to consider:
Arizona is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arizona's last 12 games on the road
Arizona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against UCLA
UCLA is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Arizona
UCLA is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
UCLA is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games when playing Arizona

Next up:
Arizona home to Arizona State, Saturday, March 9
UCLA at Washington State, Wednesday, March 6