The No. 16 Arizona Wildcats (16-1 SU, 11-5-1 ATS) will try to stay perfect in Pac-12 play when they travel to face the seventh-ranked UCLA Bruins on Tuesday as road underdogs.On December 22, the Arizona Wildcats lost their lone game away from home to the Tennessee Volunteers by a score of 77-73 as a 1-point road underdog. Since then, Arizona has won five consecutive games. Will Arizona keep its position at the top of the conference with this Wildcats vs Bruins prediction? Let’s dig into the top Arizona Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins Betting picks , predictions, and odds.
Arizona is a 1.5-point favorite at the best Arizona online betting sites. Also, the top Los Angeles gambling apps list total of 152. The Wildcats will be playing their third consecutive road game; they’ve won the previous two both SU and ATS by double digits.Meanwhile, UCLA is 1-4-1 ATS in its past six games, including an 84-81 overtime defeat against the Oregon Ducks as 9.5-point home favorites on January 13.
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The Wildcats’ dominance within the conference can be directly linked to what bookmakers think when creating school lines.
The Wildcats are 6-0 in league games. They have also gone 5-1 against the spread, with all of their games decided by more than 10 points. In fact, 14 of their 17 games have been decided by more than 15 points, with two close games against the Wichita State Shockers and Illinois Fighting Illini.
Tommy Lloyd, who is new to Arizona, has his team playing like the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the WCC. To prove this prediction, they must end their five-game series losing streak.
It is not often that a team that is ranked in the top 10 and has two losses is criticized. But UCLA was supposed to be doing better than it is right now. Even if it wins two more games, it will have met expectations.
From a talent standpoint, the Bruins are as good as any other team in the country. They simply need to maintain playing better defense, like they have during their current three-game winning streak.The Bruins have surrendered 65 or fewer points in three of their past four games, so they may yet disprove the UCLA vs. Arizona prediction by keeping up this pace.
It’s unusual for a team to be criticized for not being as good as predicted after finishing in the top 10 with two losses halfway through the regular season. UCLA, rather than its opponent, was supposed to be leading the conference right now, although winning two contests in the next four weeks might still make that promise a reality.
The Bruins are just as good at basketball as any other team in the country. They just need to keep playing defense like they have in their last three games with a 1-1-1 record. If they can keep that up, they will be able to prove the Wildcats vs Bruins prediction wrong.
UCLA has only suffered one loss significantly, an 83-63 defeat to the second-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs in Las Vegas on November 23. UCLA has won two of its past four games by a total of six points.UCLA has been winning against Arizona lately, and it should only aid them here. That makes the home squad an appealing UCLA vs Arizona pick.