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Bruins face Arizona Wildcats: NCAAB odds preview and stats

UCLA BruinsArizona Wildcats
March 8, 5:30 PM | Staples Center

UCLA Bruins vs Arizona Wildcats Odds

19-13TEAM RECORD21-10

The visiting Bruins hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Staples Center against the Arizona Wildcats.

This is a conference playoff game in the Pac 12 Tournament. The game is being played at Staples Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Wildcats sport records of 21-10 and 16-14 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bruins have 19-13 and 17-14-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-15 for the Wildcats and 17-13-2 for the Bruins.

View UCLA vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Wildcats and the No. 128-ranked Bruins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-73 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bruins rank No. 158 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.7 per game. That compares with Arizona’s No. 109 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Arizona is college basketball's No. 62-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Bruins rate No. 266 with 5.2 per game.

Defensively, UCLA features the nation's No. 121-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 190 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, UCLA was a 55-40 winner at home against USC. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Lazeric Jones scored 15 points leading the Bruins to a 55-40 victory over USC at Staples Center on Wednesday.

Last time out for Arizona, they were an 87-80 loser as they battled Arizona State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. Arizona suffered an 87-80 loss against Arizona State on Sunday, getting 23 points from Kyle Fogg in a losing effort at Wells Fargo Arena.