Betting on today’s Wildcats and Bruins game? Catch the action at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA, as the Bruins hosts this showdown at 9:30 ET on ESPN. Arizona is favored by -9 in this Pac-12 conference matchup the against UCLA. The over/under for the game is set at 147 points.

ARIZONA WILDCATS VS UCLA BRUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UCLA Bruins +9

This game will be played at Pauley Pavilion at 9:30 ET on Thursday, March 7th.

WHY BET THE UCLA BRUINS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bruins.
  • Not only will UCLA pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +9.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Are the Wildcats Ready for a Road Win?

Arizona enters this game as a 9-point favorite. They have been favored in 27 of their 29 games this season, going 21-6 in those games. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is +4.2, and they have won their last four games away from home.

Overall, the Wildcats are 23-6 this season, including a 14-4 mark in Pac-12 play. They have won three straight games, including a 103-83 victory over Oregon in their most recent game.

Arizona’s ATS record for the season is 19-10, including a mark of 7-5 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wildcats have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Arizona games is 14-14-1. Today’s line of 147 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (158.4). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 168 points.

Arizona’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 103 points vs. Oregon. Overall, they hit 60.9% of their shots from the field and went 11/19 from the free-throw line. Currently leading the team in scoring is Caleb Love who comes into today’s matchup averaging 19.4. Pelle Larsson also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.3.

Arizona’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.3 points per game. So far, the Arizona defense is giving up an average of 7.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.5 times per game (566th).

Can the Bruins Please their Home Crowd?

UCLA comes into this game as a 9-point underdog, and they have gone 5-9 this season when they are the underdog. The Bruins have lost four straight games, and they are 14-15 overall.

At home, UCLA has gone 8-8 this season, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games played at home. The Bruins’ average scoring margin at home is +3.5 points per game.

As the underdog, UCLA has gone 9-5 vs. the spread this season and 7-3 in their last 10 games as the underdog. However, their home ATS record is just 5-11 this year and 3-7 in their last 10 games at home. Overall, the Bruins have an ATS mark of 12-15-2 this season.

On the season, the over/under record for UCLA games is 11-18 and today’s line of 147 is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 134.6. So far, 25 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 143 points.

Most recently, the UCLA offense finished with just 65 points vs. Washington State. For the game, they hit 6/15 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 47.2%. One area that the UCLA offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 161st in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 41%.

At this time, the Bruins’ defense is positioned 26th in the country, permitting 65.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UCLA’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.0% this season.