|College Basketball UCLA vs. Arizona Picks & Predictions for January 24, 2013|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 24 January 2013 16:00|
UCLA vs. Arizona Prediction
TUCSON, AZ (The Spread) – UCLA had won 10 consecutive games before losing to Oregon last Saturday. Can the Bruins pull off the upset tonight when they visit No. 6 Arizona?
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Arizona is a 9-point favorite versus UCLA, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 145. The Bruins enter tonight’s game with a 15-4 overall record and are 5-1 in the Pac-12, while the Wildcats are 16-1 overall and 4-1 in conference play.
LINE MOVEMENT: Arizona opened as a 10.5-point favorite but the line has been bet down to 9 at most sports books. As for the total, it’s dropped from 147 to 145 at most sports books, although some places have the over/under sitting at 146.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 74% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Bruins. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take UCLA. According to latest college basketball trends, Arizona is 1-5 against the spread in its last six games versus the Pac-12, 1-5 ATS in its last six games overall and 1-4 ATS in its last five home games. UCLA, meanwhile, is 13-5-1 against the number in its last 19 games on Thursday. The Bruins have the edge in both points per game and field goal percentage, they’re the better rebounding team, and have a stronger bench. Led by freshman Kyle Anderson and guard Jordan Adams, this UCLA team is strong enough to beat the Wildcats outright, so take the points and watch a close game.
NCAA COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: UCLA BRUINS +9