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Arizona Wildcats vs UCLA Bruins College Basketball Betting Preview

The UCLA Bruins will try to cover the point spread at Pauley Pavilion on Thursday when they get a visit from the Arizona Wildcats in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the UCLA Bruins to cover the point spread in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Arizona Wildcats vs UCLA Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Arizona Wildcats have watched them go 13-1 and 8-6 ATS on the college basketball season, while the UCLA Bruins are at 9-6 and 4-11 ATS. In totals betting, the UCLA Bruins are 9-6, while the Arizona Wildcats have a 9-5 mark.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 7-rated Arizona Wildcats taking on the No. 98-rated UCLA Bruins in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features UCLA's No. 52-ranked scoring average of 79.87 PPG, against a Arizona Wildcats defense rated No. 23 and allowing 63.29 PPG. The UCLA Bruins FG% has averaged 45.69% to date this season, less than the Arizona Wildcats shooters have managed so far (48.49% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Gabe York scored 22 points leading the Wildcats to a 94-82 victory over Arizona State at Wells Fargo Arena on Sunday.

UCLA got 27 points from Isaac Hamilton on the way to a 85-78 loss against Washington State on Sunday at Friel Court.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games
  • Arizona is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • UCLA is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UCLA is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games
  • UCLA is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona at USC, Saturday, January 9th
UCLA at Arizona State, Saturday, January 9th