Arizona Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins - 2/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (13-10) at Arizona Wildcats (19-5)
College Basketball: Friday, February 12, 2016 at 9:00 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UCLA Bruins will travel to play the Arizona Wildcats in a PAC-12 game on Friday.
The Arizona Wildcats are 19-5 (7-4) and are coming off of a win against Washington by a score of 77-72. Arizona has won 3 games in a row and is currently 3rd in the PAC-12 standings. Arizona is averaging 81.2 points per game while giving up 67.6 points per game. Arizona is also averaging 40.3 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game. Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.2 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per game for Arizona. Gabe York is averaging 14.7 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Arizona is shooting 73% on free throws, 37.9% on three-pointers, and 49.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The UCLA Bruins are 13-10 (4-6) and are coming off of a loss to USC by a score of 80-61. UCLA has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 9th in the PAC-12 standings. UCLA defeated Arizona by a score of 87-84 in these two teams first meeting of the season. UCLA is averaging 79.3 points per game while giving up 77 points per game. UCLA is also averaging 41.2 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game. Bryce Alford is averaging 16.7 points per game and 5.3 assists per game for UCLA. Isaac Hamilton is averaging 16.3 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Bruins. UCLA is shooting 70.4% on free throws, 35.7% on three-pointers, and 45.6% on all field goal attempts.
UCLA is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. UCLA is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The over is 7-3 in UCLA’s last 10 games. Arizona is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games. Arizona is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games. The over is 5-1 in Arizona’s last 6 home games. UCLA is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
UCLA has been disappointing in their recent games and will have their hands full at Arizona in this game. UCLA is giving up 77 points per game, while the Arizona offense is averaging over 81 points per game. Arizona plays much better defense and that will be key in this game. I am taking Arizona to win big.