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Arizona vs UCLA Basketball Picks 1-20-24

UCLA Bruins (8-10) vs. Arizona Wildcats (13-4)
January 20, 2024 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -18.5; Over/Under: +143.5
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The UCLA Bruins need a win after losing 7 of their last 10 games. The Arizona Wildcats look for a win after winning 5 of their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a UCLA Bruins vs Arizona Wildcats prediction.

UCLA Bruins Betting Preview

The UCLA Bruins are coming off wins over Washington and Arizona State. The UCLA Bruins are averaging 64.9 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 63.9 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Sebastian Mack is averaging 13.5 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Adem Bona is averaging 12.3 points and 6.2 rebounds. Dylan Andrews is grabbing 1.8 rebounds and Lazar Stefanovic is dishing 1.7 assists. The UCLA Bruins are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The UCLA Bruins are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game.

Arizona Wildcats Betting Preview

The Arizona Wildcats recently lost to Washington State and beat USC. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 90.6 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Caleb Love is averaging 18.4 points and 3.2 assists, while Oumar Ballo is averaging 12.4 points and 8.9 rebounds. Pelle Larsson is the third double-digit scorer and Keshad Johnson is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game.

UCLA Bruins vs Arizona Wildcats prediction

The Arizona Wildcats have been a buzz saw for much of the season, and they’re 12-5 ATS on the season. Not a team I’m thrilled to step in front of. However, this is a rivalry spot and I doubt UCLA just rolls over. Also, the UCLA Bruins are coming off back to back games where they won outright in the underdog role. Each of the last 5 games between Arizona and UCLA were decided by 10 or fewer points. Give me UCLA on the road to keep it close.

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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