Two of the best teams in the nation meet in the Pac-12 semifinals, as the UCLA Bruins and Arizona Wildcats face off in Las Vegas on Friday. The two teams split the regular-season series as both programs went into enemy territory and picked up the win. Historically, UCLA has the edge for bettors with the Bruins going 6-1 ATS in the past seven against the Wildcats.
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- The total has gone OVER in 3 of the past 4 games between UCLA and Arizona.
- Arizona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games after an ATS win.
- UCLA is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games against teams with winning records.
UCLA enters this monster matchup riding a 10-game winning streak that has seen the Bruins outscore opponents by an average of 16 points per game. Of course, Lonzo Ball has been playing his usual phenomenal basketball during that span, with the freshman averaging 13.2 points, 6.5 assists and 6.3 rebounds while shooting 50.8 percent from the floor in the past 10. Ball scored a collegiate career-high 24 points in the first meeting with Arizona this season, with the soon-to-be lottery pick shooting 10-for-15 from the field.
Since December 6, Arizona has gone a ridiculous 22-2 with losses coming against Oregon and UCLA, who were both ranked inside the top 15 at the time of play. The Wildcats have their own group of amazing freshmen highlighted by Finnish star Lauri Markkanen. After a rough patch in the middle of conference play, Markkanen has gone off by averaging 16 points and 8.0 rebounds in the past six.
UCLA Bruins vs Arizona Wildcats Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the UCLA Bruins have watched them go 29-3 and 16-16 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Arizona Wildcats are at 28-4 and 16-15-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Arizona Wildcats are 14-17-1, while the UCLA Bruins have a 15-14-3 mark.
The Wildcats – Bruins odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Arizona is rated No. 42 in the current Odds – Shark poll, while UCLA is at No. 9.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting UCLA Bruins rank No. 21 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 39.44 per game. That compares with Arizona’s No. 94 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Arizona is college basketball’s No. 188-ranked team at 6.66 per game, while the UCLA Bruins rate No. 7 with 10.09 per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Bruins got 22 points from Isaac Hamilton as UCLA ran past USC 76-74 on Thursday at T-Mobile Arena.
Lauri Markkanen scored 20 points leading the Wildcats to a 92-78 victory over Colorado at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday.
- UCLA is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games
- UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UCLA’s last 5 games
- UCLA is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Arizona
- Arizona is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Arizona is 22-2 SU in its last 24 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona’s last 7 games
- Arizona is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing UCLA