UCLA At Arizona Spread, Free Pick & TV Info

Posted by Henry Watkins on Friday,February 24, 2017 10:25, EST in

Every team, no matter how talented, has to face some level of adversity during the course of the season. The Arizona Wildcats have had to suffer through some troubling times, most notably due to injuries to some of their key players. That they have come through it all with a 25-3 record and the #4 seed in the nation says a lot about the toughness of this team. There are still some people who are not convinced that this is a team ready to make a deep run in the tournament, but they may well be able to silence their harshest critics with wins in their next two games against tough Pac-12 opposition. They will start out with a game versus USC, which is set to tip-off at time of writing, and then follow that up by welcoming in the UCLA Bruins to the McKale Center on Saturday night. Wins here are no guarantee of March Madness success, but it will have them heading into the tournament with some real confidence. Find out more about the updated college basketball betting lines here.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Bruins At Wildcats Spread, Free Pick & TV Info

When: Saturday, February 25 at 8:15 PM EST
Where: McKale Center, Tucson
TV: ESPN
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAB Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the UCLA Bruins

The Bruins have done a good job of steadying the ship after recently taking back to back losses, one of which came at the hands of these Arizona Wildcats. Since those losses, they have rebounded with 5 straight wins, including a huge win over the Oregon Ducks. This is going to be no easy task for the Bruins, but they do have the benefit of knowing that they are one of the best road teams in the Pac-12, going 6-2 so far. The early signs indicate that UCLA are going to be a rather heavy underdog for this one, and what may be a little concerning is that they have not been as good against the spread on the road, going 3-5 ATS in games away from home.

Why bet on the Arizona Wildcats

There were some college basketball fans who saw the Wildcats recent 85-58 loss to the Oregon Ducks as a sign that this team was finally about to crack. That has not been the case, though, as this group has once again shown their toughness by bouncing back from that loss to win 4 in a row, with the chance to make it 5 looking quite good in their upcoming game against USC. There is a good reason why the Wildcats are so heavily favored whenever they play on home court, and that is because they are a perfect 14-0 there this season. They have had difficulty covering in those games, going just 4-8-2 ATS in those games.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Wildcats have had their ability questioned all year long, and they always seem to find a way to come out on the right side of the equation. I think they will do the same again on Saturday night.

UCLA Bruins 71 Arizona Wildcats 85