The UCLA Bruins (17-2, 8-0 Pac-12) hope to continue a 14-game winning run when visiting the Arizona Wildcats (16-3, 5-3 Pac-12) at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at McKale Center.
The Wildcats face the Bruins in a game that Arizona is currently a slim favorite by 1.5 points. The matchup has a point total of 149.5.
Arizona vs. UCLA Odds
Point Spread for Arizona vs. UCLA
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing Arizona as the favorite.
Arizona vs. UCLA Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Arizona has -126 odds to pick up the win, while UCLA is listed at +105 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 149.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, January 21, 2023
- Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
- Location: Tucson, Arizona
- Arena: McKale Center
Arizona vs. UCLA Betting Trends
Arizona has seven wins against the spread in 19 games this year. The Wildcats have been chosen as favorites in 18 games this year and have walked away with the win 15 times (83.3%) in those games. Arizona’s games this year have gone over the point total 47.4% of the time (nine out of 19 games with a set point total).
UCLA has 12 wins against the spread in 19 games this season. The Bruins have been the moneyline underdog just two other times so far this season, and they split the games. UCLA’s games this season have hit the over on nine of 19 set point totals (47.4%).
Arizona vs. UCLA Key Players to Watch
Azuolas Tubelis leads his team in both points (20.2) and rebounds (9.4) per contest, and also puts up 2.1 assists. Defensively, he averages 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Oumar Ballo is averaging 16.1 points, 1.2 assists and 9 rebounds per contest. Kerr Kriisa leads the Wildcats at 6 assists per contest, while also putting up 2.7 rebounds and 10.9 points. Pelle Larsson puts up 10.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
Jaime Jaquez Jr. is the Bruins’ top scorer (16.3 points per game) and rebounder (7), and averages 2.6 assists. Jaylen Clark gives the Bruins 14 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He also delivers 2.6 steals (eighth in the country) and 0.3 blocked shots. Tyger Campbell is the Bruins’ top assist man (4.3 per game), and he contributes 13.8 points and 2.6 rebounds. David Singleton is averaging 10.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest, making 48.6% of his shots from the field and 45.6% from 3-point range, with 2.2 triples per game.
What you need to know about the Arizona Wildcats
The Wildcats have been carried by their offense, as they rank eighth-best in college basketball by putting up 84.6 points per game. They rank 280th in college basketball in points allowed (73 per contest). Arizona is top-25 this season in rebounding, ranking fourth-best in college basketball with 37.9 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 135th with 30.4 rebounds allowed per contest.
At home, the Wildcats are averaging 15.1 more points per game (87.4) than they are when playing on the road (72.3). So far this year, Arizona is making 8.2 threes per game (103rd-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 35.7% (95th-ranked) from downtown. With 8.3 three-pointers conceded per game, the Wildcats rank 295th in the country. They are allowing a 32.3% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 125th in college basketball.
The Wildcats are 4-5-1 against the spread and 8-2 overall in their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Arizona has gone over the total three times. Arizona’s offense has been worse over its last 10 games, putting up 78.7 points a contest compared to the 84.6 it has averaged this year. Arizona’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (69.1) is 3.9 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (73).
What you need to know about the UCLA Bruins
On offense, the Bruins are the 72nd-ranked squad in the country (76.6 points per game). On defense, they are 11th-best (59.9 points conceded per game). UCLA grabs 32 rebounds per game and concede 28.7 boards, ranking 192nd and 61st, respectively, in the nation.
The Bruins average 78.6 points per game at home, and 76.4 away. With 6.3 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36.4% from downtown, UCLA is 288th and 67th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. Giving up 6.4 3-pointers per game and conceding 29.7% from downtown, the Bruins are 86th and 31st in the country, respectively, in those categories.
The Bruins are 7-3 against the spread and 10-0 overall over their last 10 games. In its past 10 games, UCLA has gone over the total three times. Over its past 10 games, UCLA is putting up 72.9 points per game, 3.7 fewer points than its season average (76.6). The Bruins have performed better defensively over their last 10 games, allowing 56.9 points per contest, three fewer points than their season average of 59.9 allowed.
Arizona vs. UCLA Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is UCLA, and we project that UCLA will cover the spread (Arizona -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 149.5 points.
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