|2013 College Basketball Arizona vs. UCLA Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Saturday, 02 March 2013 16:00|
Arizona vs. UCLA Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed UCLA as a 1-point favorite over Arizona for tonight’s game, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 147.5 points. The Wildcats are 23-5 overall and 11-5 in the Pac-12, while the Bruins are 21-7 overall and 11-4 in the conference.
LINE MOVEMENT: This game opened as a pick'em but the spread has been bet up to 1 in favor of UCLA. As for the total, it opened at 146.5 but has been bet up to 147.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 68% 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 Arizona. According to latest college basketball trends, Arizona is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. UCLA is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games an 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Arizona (23-5 SU, 12-14 ATS) is coming off a lackluster performance on Wednesday, as they fell at USC, 89-78, as a 7.5-point favorite. UCLA (21-7 SU, 11-16 ATS) has won won three straight, which included a 79-74 win over Arizona State in overtime at home, giving 7.5. UCLA is led by freshmanShabazz Muhammad, who averages 18.3 points per game, but is coming off a sprained left ankle and has been dealing with conjunctivitis. Arizona is led by the backcourt of Mark Lyons, a transfer from Xavier and Nick Johnson. Both players struggled against USC, going 3-of-15 and missing all seven of their attempts from three-point range. They will bounce back against a UCLA team that allows 69 points per game. Solmon Hill scored 21 points for the Wildcats against USC, while senior Kevin Parrom has combined for 35 points in his last two games. Expect Arizona to bounce back from a poor performance to defeat UCLA on the road.
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