UCLA vs. Arizona State - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (10-5) at UCLA Bruins (10-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UCLA Bruins and the Arizona State Sun Devils face off on Saturday at Pawley Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The UCLA Bruins are 10-6 this season and they are coming off of a monster win over Arizona for their first Pac-2 win of the season. UCLA is averaging 80.3 points and they are shooting 46.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 77 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Bryce Alford leads the Bruins averaging 17.4 points and 5.2 assists per game. Isaac Hamilton is averaging 15.9 points, Tony Parker is averaging 13.3 points and 10.1 rebounds, and Thomas Welsh is averaging 12.8 points and 8.3 rebounds. UCLA’s biggest wins always seem to come at home.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils are 10-5 this season and they have lost their last two games to open their pac-12 schedule. ASU is averaging 75.3 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.3 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Tra Holder leads the Sun Devils averaging 15.6 points per game. Gerry Blakes is averaging 11.6 points and 6.1 rebounds, Savon Goodman is averaging 11 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Willie Atwood is averaging 10.6 points and 5.8 rebounds. Arizona State was on a roll before they hit their recent skid.
UCLA is 11-5 against the spread against the Pac-12, 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six games. Arizona State is 8-3 against the spread following a loss, 0-4 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The home team is 9-2-1 against the spread in the last 12 meetings of these two.
This game looks like it could be a dog fight and while UCLA could get the win I like the points here with ASU.