UCLA vs. Arizona- 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arizona (19-9) at UCLA (18-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA +2.5 -- Over/Under: 136 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Arizona Wildcats (19-9, CONF 9-6) and UCLA Bruins (18-11, CONF 11-5) face off in a Pac 12 showdown at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA knocked off Arizona 65-52 earlier this season.
Arizona has had a nice season this year, but coming into this game they are struggling having lost two games in a row. In the last game against Arizona, the offense struggled scoring only 48 points against USC and that led to a loss.
The Wildcats are averaging 77.1 points per game but on the road that number drops down to 65.2 points.
Arizona is a little banged up heading into this game. Josh Green is averaging 11.9 points but he will be out of this game as he deals with a back injury. Role player Max Hazzard is also questionable for this game as he deals with a personal matter.
The UCLA Bruins have often been overlooked this season but they are having a lot of success coming into this game, winning six games in a row.
In the last game UCLA had quite the test against Remy Martin and the Arizona State Sun Devils and they were able to come away with a three-point victory.
At home this season UCLA has a 12-4 record and the offense is averaging 72.8 points while shooting 44.1 percent from the field.
The Bruins are led by Chris Smith who is averaging 13 points while shooting 47.1 percent from the field.
Arizona is 8-20-1 against the spread in their last 29 games played on Saturday. UCLA is 6-14 against the spread in their last 20 games played on Saturday. The under is 7-1 in Arizona’s last eight Saturday games.
The underdog is 15-3 against the spread in the last 18 meetings between UCLA and Arizona. Arizona is 5-15 against the spread in the last 20 meetings between the Bruins and Wildcats.
UCLA is playing some elite basketball right now, and they are a hard team to bet against. Look for the Bruins defense to slow down the Arizona Wildcats offense and that will be enough to cover the spread.