UCLA vs. Arizona Prediction
The two heavyweights in the Pac-12 will meet on Thursday night in Tucson, AZ when No. 7 Arizona hosts No. 3 UCLA at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will the Wildcats get their revenge on the Bruins from a loss earlier this season in Berkeley or will UCLA cash again for bettors in this matchup?
625 Kansas Jayhawks (-4) vs. 626 Michigan State Spartans (+4); o/u 143.5
8:00 p.m. ET, McKale Center, Tucson, AZ
UCLA Bruins DFS Snapshot
Johnny Juzang (illness) has been cleared for Thursday's game against Arizona, Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times reports. Juzang did not play in UCLA's last two games due to COVID-19 protocols. He is feeling better and will be able to go in a big game against Arizona. Juzang is putting up 18.1 points per contes this season.
Arizona Wildcats DFS Snapshot
Azuolas Tubelis finished Saturday's 67-56 victory over Arizona State with six points (2-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one block in 22 minutes. Tubelis was held out last Sunday with an ankle injury and came off the bench for the first time this season a few days later in his return. He rejoined the starting five for Saturday's rivalry game, though it seems his minutes still aren't back up to pre-injury levels. He was still solid on the glass during his time on the court, but the Wildcats will need him at his best if they hope to get through a tough upcoming conference schedule, with both UCLA and USC on tap next week.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The underdog is 18-4 against the spread in the last 22 meetings between these two teams, while the Bruins are 4-0 against the number in their last four games overall and are 5-0 at the betting window in their last five games as a road underdog. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are just 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six home games and are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games as a home favorite.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: UCLA BRUINS +7