With the Bruins desperately looking to nail down a No. 1 seed in the annual March Madness national championship tournament, let’s find out just how many points they’ll bet the Sun Devils by. Find the latest NCAA basketball betting lines here.
A Closer Look At The Bruins Vs Sun Devils Odds & TV InfoWhen: Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Wells-Fargo Arena, Tempe, Arizona
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
Why Bet The UCLA BruinsThe Bruins (24-3 SU, 14-13 ATS) have won five straight games and come into this contest off an emphatic 102-70 win over longtime Pac-12 rival USC on Saturday to easily cover the spread as a 9.5-point home favorite.
Bryce Alford scored a team-high 26 points and all five starters scored in double figures for UCLA as the Bruins shot a blistering 53.8 percent and out-rebounded the Trojans 31-9 over the final 7:24. Lonzo Ball finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and TJ Leaf finished with 19 points and eight rebounds.
“I’m extremely proud of the guys,” UCLA coach Steve Alford said. “I thought they just played really well tonight. We did a really good job on the backboard. I thought what we did on the backboard was special.”
Why Bet The Arizona State Sun DevilsArizona State (13-15 SU, 12-13-2 ATS) has dropped two of their last four games and had their modest two-game winning streak snapped in their 86-71 road loss to Washington State while failing to cover the spread as a 3.5-point favorite.
Guard Shannon Evans II scored a team-high 21 points and Torian Graham added 18 points for the Sun Devils, but Arizona State was outscored 43-22 in the second half and allowed Washington State to soot a scorching 59.3 percent from the field in the loss.
Expert Pick & Final Score PredictionThe Bruins have won three straight over the Sun devils and pounded the hell out of their Pac-12 rivals in their 102-80 rout on Jan. 19 to narrowly cash in as a 19.5-point favorite. This time around, I expect UCLA to be favored by approximately a dozen points, but it won’t matter as I fully expect them to win by 20 again.
The Bruins have gone 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings against the Sun Devils and Arizona State has gone 1-4 ATS in their last five home games against a team with a winning road record. The bottom line for this Pac-12 pairing is that UCLA has far too much talent for Arizona State to overcome