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Arizona State vs. UCLA - 2/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UCLA Bruins (17-7) at Arizona State Sun Devils (18-6)
Date & Time Saturday February 10, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -4 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
PAC12
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NCAA BB | UCLA Bruins (17-7) at Arizona State Sun Devils (18-6)
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The UCLA Bruins and Arizona State Sun Devils meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Wells Fargo Arena.

The UCLA Bruins look to stay hot while building on their four-game winning streak. The UCLA Bruins are averaging 82.9 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 75.7 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Aaron Holiday is averaging 19.2 points and 5.4 assists while Kris Wilkes is averaging 13.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. Thomas Welsh is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Hands is grabbing four rebounds. The UCLA Bruins are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The UCLA Bruins are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.4 rebounds per game. The UCLA Bruins have lost four of their last six road games.

The Arizona State Sun Devils need a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 12 games. The Arizona State Sun Devils are averaging 85 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 43 percent shooting. Tra Holder is averaging 19 points and 3.8 assists while Shannon Evans II is averaging 16.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Romello White is the third double-digit scorer and Kodi Justice is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Arizona State Sun Devils are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona State Sun Devils are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The Arizona State Sun Devils have won six of their last eight home games.

The Bruins are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sun Devils are 2-9-2 ATS in their last 13 vs. Pacific-12, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-8-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Bruins are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Arizona State, 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the home team is 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

I'm always iffy on layin chlak with a Arizona State Sun Devils team that can't play defense, but they're consistent at home and are kind of due for a breakout performance after these hit and miss results. The UCLA Bruins are on a bit of a roll recently, but beating two good Arizona teams on the road in back-to-back games may be asking a bit much. The Arizona State Sun Devils are outscoring teams by over 16 points at home and are actually holding teams under 40 percent shooting. I'll lay the pair of buckets with ASU at home.

Pick:
Arizona State Sun Devils -4

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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