Arizona vs. UCLA Pac-12 Tournament - 3/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (22-10) at Arizona Wildcats (29-3)
College Basketball: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:10 pm (MGM Grand)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -11 -- Over/Under: 138.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Arizona Wildcats and the UCLA Bruins face off on Friday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in a Pac-12 college basketball matchup with the winner going to tournament finals.
The Arizona Wildcats are 29-3 this season and they are coming off of a blowout win over Cal in their first Pac-12 Tournament game this season. Arizona is averaging 76.5 points and they are shooting 49.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 58.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39 percent. Stanley Johnson leads the Wildcats averaging 14.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Brandon Ashley is averaging 11.7 points and 5.4 rebounds, T.J. McConnell is averaging 9.7 points and 6.3 assists, and Gabe York is averaging 9.3 points. Arizona is 4-0 in neutral site games and 17-2 in the Pac-12.
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The UCLA Bruins are 20-12 this season and they are coming off of a blowout win over USC on Friday to advance to this game. UCLA is averaging 72.3 points and they are shooting 44.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 68 points and their opponents shoot 41.8 percent. Norman Powell leads the Bruins averaging 16.2 points per game. Bryce Alford is averaging 15.2 points and 5.1 rebounds, Kevon Looney is averaging 12.1 points and 9.3 rebounds, and Tony Parker is averaging 11 points and 6.7 rebounds. UCLA is 2-3 in neutral site games and 12-7 in the Pac-12.
Arizona is 21-7 against the spread against the Pac-12, 4-0 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 16-5 against the spread following a win. UCLA is 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games, 1-5 against the spread in their last six neutral site games, and 5-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in seven of the last eight meetings of these two.
The total is at 138.5 and although it is just a lean the over is my free pick. My stroger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.