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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Bruins over Sun Devils

Arizona State Sun DevilsUCLA Bruins
13-3January 12, 2014, 10:00 | Pauley Pavilion12-3

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Sunday when the Sun Devils of Arizona State hit the hard court against the Bruins of UCLA.

This season, the Bruins are 12-3 overall and 8-6 ATS, while the Sun Devils are 13-3 and 9-5 ATS. As for the totals, UCLA boasts a 6-7-1 on the OU, and Arizona State is 3-11.

View Arizona State Sun Devils vs UCLA Bruins Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, UCLA sat as -6-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Bruins - Sun Devils odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UCLA is rated No. 14 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Arizona State is at No. 76.

Arizona State won its last outing, a 79-60 result against USC on January 9. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. Jordan Bachynski scored 20 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Arizona State over USC, 79-60, on Thursday at Galen Center.

Last time out for UCLA, they were a 79-75 loser as they battled Arizona at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. UCLA suffered a 79-75 loss against Arizona on Thursday, getting 16 points from Kyle Anderson in a losing effort at Pauley Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UCLA has the nation's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 86.27 PPG. The visiting Sun Devils defense ranks No. 30 allowing on average 63.31 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 51.77% so far, more than the Sun Devils marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.49% per game.

A few Sun Devils at Bruins trends to consider:
Arizona State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Arizona State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona State's last 5 games
Arizona State is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UCLA is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
UCLA is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
UCLA is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Arizona State
UCLA is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Arizona State

Next up:
Arizona State at Arizona, Thursday, January 16th
UCLA at Colorado, Thursday, January 16th