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UCLA vs. Arizona State - 1/24/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona State at UCLA
Date & Time Thursday January 24, 2019, 11:00 PM (EST)
Location
Pauley Pavilion
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: UCLA -1 -- Over/Under: 155.5
TV Channel
FS1
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The Arizona State Sun Devils and UCLA Bruins meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Pauley Pavilion.

The Arizona State Sun Devils look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Arizona State Sun Devils are averaging 79.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 72.4 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Luguentz Dort is averaging 16.4 points and 4.4 rebounds while Remy Martin is averaging 12.3 points and 4.3 assists. Zylan Cheatham is the third double-digit scorer and Rob Edwards is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Arizona State Sun Devils are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona State Sun Devils are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Arizona State Sun Devils have split their last four road games.

The UCLA Bruins could use a win after splitting their last six games. The UCLA Bruins are averaging 78 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.1 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Kris Wilkes is averaging 17.1 points and 1.8 assists while Jaylen Hands is averaging 11.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Moses Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Prince Ali is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The UCLA Bruins are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 61.1 percent from the free throw line. The UCLA Bruins are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game. The UCLA Bruins have won nine of their last 11 home games.

The Sun Devils are 7-17-2 ATS in their last 26 vs. Pacific-12, 3-10-2 ATS in their last 15 road games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. The Bruins are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Sun Devils are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in UCLA and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 8-3 in Bruins last 11 home games. The under is 6-1 in Sun Devils last 7 Thursday games.

The home team has won eight of the last 10 meetings between Arizona State and UCLA and has covered 15 of the last 21 meetings overall. The Arizona State Sun Devils are the better team here, but they're not the same team on the road where they shoot just 40.2 percent from the field. The UCLA Bruins are winning their home games by an average fo 14 points due to really balanced play, and they head into this contest averaging 82 points in their last five games. UCLA hasn't been the easiest team in the world to figure out this season, but this is a game where the Bruins should have the edge at home. It's also kind of a must win at this point if this season is going to be turned around heading into February. 

Pick:
UCLA -1

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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