NCAAB: Arizona vs. UCLA Predictions – Thursday, March 7

Feb 24, 2024; Tucson, Arizona, USA; Arizona Wildcats guard Caleb Love (2) celebrates after an assist against the Washington Huskies during the first half at McKale Center.
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We have your Arizona Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Arizona Wildcats hit the road to face the UCLA Bruins.

The Arizona Wildcats (23-6) are set to face off against the UCLA Bruins (14-15) in a high-stakes Pac-12 showdown. With Arizona on a 2-game winning streak and UCLA experiencing a 2-game slide, this matchup is a crucial pivot point for both teams’ season trajectories.

Arizona Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins Odds Info

Moneyline: Arizona Wildcats -425 (DraftKings) / UCLA Bruins +350 (Bet365)

Spread: +9.0 – Arizona Wildcats -110 (PointsBet) / UCLA Bruins -109 (BetRivers)

Total: 147.5 – -115 (BetMGM) / -105 (BetMGM)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Mar. 07

Time: 09:30 PM

Location: Pauley Pavilion – Los Angeles, CA


Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends

  • On the road, Arizona Wildcats are 6 and 3 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Arizona Wildcats are 19 and 10.
  • Against the spread on the road, Arizona Wildcats are 6 and 4.

UCLA Bruins Betting Trends

  • At home, UCLA Bruins are 8 and 6 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, UCLA Bruins are 13 and 15.
  • Against the spread at home, UCLA Bruins are 5 and 11.

Arizona Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins Predictions

The Arizona Wildcats head into the game with an impressive 23-6 overall record and are looking to extend their winning streak. They boast one of the most potent offenses in college basketball, ranking 3rd in average points with 90.3 and 3rd in assists with 19.2 per game. The Wildcats’ offensive firepower is led by guard Caleb Love, who averages 19.4 points per game, and center Oumar Ballo, who dominates the boards with 10.2 rebounds per game. Arizona’s performance on the road will be tested against UCLA’s home court advantage at Pauley Pavilion.

UCLA, on the other hand, has had a challenging season with a 14-15 record. The Bruins are looking to bounce back from their recent losses and will rely on their defense to slow down Arizona’s high-scoring offense. Guard Sebastian Mack, averaging 12.8 points per game, and guard Dylan Andrews, with 3.8 assists per game, will be key players for UCLA. The Bruins will need to improve their field goal percentage, currently at 41.7%, to compete with Arizona’s efficient shooting.

This game is not just about offense; it’s a clash of contrasting styles, with Arizona’s top-tier offense going up against UCLA’s defense. The Wildcats will need to be wary of UCLA’s ability to control the pace and use their home crowd to their advantage. Both teams have something to prove, and key matchups like Ballo against UCLA’s interior defenders could decide the outcome. As both teams gear up for the end of the regular season, this game could have significant implications for their standings in the Pac-12 and momentum heading into the postseason.

Arizona Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins Pick

The Arizona Wildcats come into this matchup with a dominant 23-6 record and a high-powered offense that ranks 3rd in average points and assists per game. With Caleb Love leading the charge and Oumar Ballo controlling the glass, Arizona has the offensive prowess to overcome UCLA’s defense. Despite the Bruins’ home advantage, the Wildcats’ efficient shooting and ability to perform on the road, where they hold a 6-3 record, make them the favorable pick. Additionally, Arizona’s against the spread record of 19-10 suggests they consistently outperform expectations, further solidifying their position as the pick for this game.

UCLA, while resilient at home, has struggled this season with a sub-.500 record and has been particularly weak against the spread at home with a 5-11 record. Their offensive struggles, highlighted by a low field goal percentage, will likely continue against Arizona’s defense. Considering the recent trends, the odds, and the Wildcats’ current 2-game winning streak, Arizona is poised to continue their success. The historical head-to-head data supports this pick, as Arizona has been the stronger team this season, and there’s little to suggest UCLA’s performance will dramatically improve against such a formidable opponent.

The Pick: Arizona Wildcats -425 (DraftKings)