It’s beginning to look as though the race to win the PAC-12 Conference is going to go down to the wire, and you have to say that the Oregon Ducks look favorites to hold their lead. The Arizona Wildcats may still have something to say about that, though, and they will try to edge a little closer when they welcome the UCLA Bruins into the McKale Center on Friday. The full odds will be made available on our online sportsbook’s NCAAB betting and odds page Friday morning, so be sure to check back in to get your wagers on.
How to bet UCLA Bruins Vs Arizona Wildcats NCAAB Game and Tv Info
The Wildcats look like a pretty solid bet on home court, and you can bet that they will be coming into this one as a straight up favorite. There is the potential for a trip up here, though, as it was the Bruins who came away with the win when they met earlier this season. There is definitely the potential to make some money on the upset in this one.
Why bet on the UCLA Bruins
The Bruins (13-10, 4-6) started to come a little unglued once conference play began, as they have had trouble keeping pace with the top teams in the PAC 12. That record is all the more disappointing when you look at some of the signature wins that the Bruins have managed this season. The have knocked off a trio of ranked teams this season, including a big 87-77 win over a Kentucky team that were ranked #1 at the time. The Bruins also took the first meeting of the season against Arizona, although it has to be said that UCLA are a team that look a whole lot more comfortable when playing in their own building. The Bruins are averaging 79.3 PPG, and are giving up 77.0 PPG.
Why bet on the Arizona Wildcats
The Wildcats (19-5, 7-4) have been wildly unpredictable in conference play this season, as they seem to have developed a pattern of lose 2, win 3 since PAC 12 play began. One of those earlier losses came at the hands of the Bruins, and it has to be said that it is the road that has been the cruelest to Arizona this season. Like the Bruins, this is a team that plays its best ball on home court, which means you may actually be able to throw out that earlier loss to UCLA. The Cardinals are on a 3-game winning streak at the moment, but of the aforementioned pattern holds, they may well be in line to lose this one. Arizona are averaging 81.2 PPG, and are giving up 67.6 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I have to be honest and say that this one makes me a little nervous, as there is a chance that the Bruins could swing the upset. I really don’t see them beating the Cardinals in their own building, though, so I am taking Arizona for the win.
UCLA Bruins 71 Arizona Wildcats 83