UCLA vs Arizona State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The UCLA Bruins (25-4, 16-2 Pac-12) aim to continue a 12-game home winning streak when hosting the Arizona State Sun Devils (20-9, 11-7 Pac-12) on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET.

UCLA is a substantial 11.5-point favorite against Arizona State when the Bruins square off against the Sun Devils on Thursday. A 133.5-point over/under has been set for the game.

UCLA vs. Arizona State Odds

Point Spread for UCLA vs. Arizona State

The spread for this matchup is set at 11.5 points, with oddsmakers listing UCLA as the favorite.

UCLA vs. Arizona State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UCLA has -715 odds to pick up the win, while Arizona State is listed at +503 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 133.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Pauley Pavilion

UCLA vs. Arizona State Betting Trends

Against the spread, UCLA is 15-13-1 this year. The Bruins have been favorites in 26 games this season and have come away with the win 24 times (92.3%) in those contests. UCLA has gone over the point total in 44.8% of its opportunities this year (13 times in 29 games with a set point total).

Arizona State has played 29 games, with 13 wins, against the spread. The Sun Devils have won 66.7% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (6-3). Arizona State has gone over the point total 51.7% of the time this year (15 of 29 games with a set point total).

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UCLA vs. Arizona State Key Players to Watch


Jaime Jaquez Jr. leads the Bruins with 17 points per game and 8 rebounds, while also averaging 2.5 assists. Jaylen Clark is posting 13 points, 2 assists and 6.1 rebounds per contest. Tyger Campbell leads the Bruins at 4.6 assists per game, while also averaging 2.4 rebounds and 12.5 points. Adem Bona posts 8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest, shooting 67.7% from the floor.

Arizona State

Desmond Cambridge is the Sun Devils’ top scorer (13.9 points per game), and he averages 2.3 assists and 3.5 rebounds. Frankie Collins paces the Sun Devils in assists (4.5 per game), and puts up 10.4 points and 4.4 rebounds. He also puts up 1.4 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Warren Washington tops the Sun Devils in rebounding (6.7 per game), and posts 9.1 points and 1.5 assists. He also posts 0.5 steals and 1.9 blocked shots. The Sun Devils receive 11.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game from DJ Horne.

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What you need to know about the UCLA Bruins

UCLA’s Pac-12 games have hit the over six out of 18 times this season. The Bruins sport a top-25 defense this season, ranking sixth-best in college basketball with 59.7 points allowed per game. Offensively, they rank 131st with 73.7 points scored per contest. UCLA is pulling down 32.2 rebounds per game (152nd-ranked in college basketball). It is ceding 28.9 rebounds per contest (56th-ranked).

In home games, the Bruins are posting 7.7 more points per game (77.5) than they are when playing on the road (69.8). UCLA ranks 301st in the nation with 6.2 threes per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 118th with a 35.4% shooting percentage from downtown. The Bruins are 85th in college basketball with 6.5 threes allowed per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 31st with a 30.7% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.

The Bruins have gone 8-2 over their last 10 contests, with a 3-6-1 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, UCLA has gone over the total four times. UCLA has been racking up 68.3 points per game in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly lower than the 73.7 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. UCLA has been slightly better on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 59.2 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 59.7 it has conceded per game this season.

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What you need to know about the Arizona State Sun Devils

In Arizona State’s 18 chances this year in Pac-12 action, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 10 times. In 2022-23, the Sun Devils are 189th in the country on offense (71.2 points scored per game) and 94th defensively (67.2 points allowed). On the glass, Arizona State is 83rd in the country in rebounds (33.5 per game). It is 23rd-worst in rebounds conceded (34.2 per game).

At home, the Sun Devils score 71.1 points per game. Away, they average 70.6. Arizona State is 175th in college basketball in 3-pointers made (7.5 per game) and 313th in 3-point percentage (31.6%). The Sun Devils are 259th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (7.9 per game) and 175th in 3-point percentage defensively (33.7%).

The Sun Devils are 3-7 against the spread and 5-5 overall over their last 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Arizona State has gone over the total five times. Arizona State has performed worse offensively over its past 10 games, posting 68.5 points per contest, 2.7 fewer points its than season average of 71.2. While the Sun Devils are surrendering 67.2 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their previous 10 games, allowing 69.4 points per contest.

UCLA vs. Arizona State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is UCLA, and we project that Arizona State will cover the spread (UCLA -11.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133.5 points.

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How to bet UCLA vs. Arizona State

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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