UCLA Bruins (16-2) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (15-3)
January 19, 2023 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils +4.5 / UCLA Bruins -4.5; Over/Under: +135.5
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The UCLA Bruins and the Arizona State Sun Devils meet in college basketball action from the Desert Financial Arena on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
UCLA is a 4.5-point road favorite with a -225 ML price attached for this game. The total for this game is set at 135.5 points.
Amari Bailey is the latest name added to UCLA’s injury list as he is out indefinitely with a foot injury while Arizona State has no new additions to their injury list.
UCLA picked up a win over Arizona State by a final score of 68-52 back on February 21st, 2022, making it three straight wins for the home team and six wins in the last seven meetings.
UCLA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Arizona State is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
I’m leaning towards UCLA here. Don’t get me wrong, I like this Arizona State team a lot and have high hopes for them heading into the Pac-12 and potentially NCAA tournament. However, UCLA has been there and done that and this Bruins team has already played tough opposition on the road this season and has come out smelling like roses on the other side. I just like the makeup and experience fo the Bruins and don’t think a road game even at Arizona State’s going to rattle UCLA here. Give me the Bruins.