Each of the last four games between the UCLA Bruins and the Arizona Wildcats have turned into UNDER results for totals bettors as those Pac-12 teams hit the hardwood on Thursday.
Arizona and UCLA last met in last year's Pac-12 conference tournament, with the Wildcats winning that matchup by a score of 66-58 as a 3-point underdog on the college hoops betting lines. Arizona is 3-2 SU and 2-3 ATS over their past five meetings.
The Wildcats currently sports a 16-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-7 ATS. The Bruins are 15-4 and 7-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wildcats produce a 3-10-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bruins have gone 7-8 against the number.
The visitors opened as 10.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 16 (Wildcats) and the No. 53 (Bruins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 85-80 result in favor of the Wildcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arizona's No. 36-ranked offense, averaging 75.8 PPG, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 219 at 68.3 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 46.3% so far, less than the Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UCLA owns the country's No. 121-rated mark, allowing 67.2 points per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 53 in scoring at home.
Last time out for UCLA, they were a 76-67 loser as they battled Oregon at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Travis Wear scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Bruins to a win (they lost 76-67 to Oregon at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday).
Last time out for Arizona, they were a 71-54 winner as they battled Arizona State on the road. They covered in the match as a 7-point favorite. The Wildcats grabbed a 71-54 win over the Sun Devils on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Mark Lyons at Wells Fargo Arena.
UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona State are 6-4
After playing Oregon are 9-1
After a loss are 9-1
Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing USC are 6-4
After playing Arizona State are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
A few Bruins at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
UCLA is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Arizona
UCLA is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arizona is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against UCLA
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing UCLA
UCLA at Arizona State, Saturday, January 26
Arizona home to USC, Saturday, January 26