UCLA vs Arizona Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 11 Pac-12 Championship (UCLA Earns a No. 1 seed)

UCLA vs Arizona Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 11 Pac-12 Championship (UCLA Earns a No. 1 seed)


UCLA vs Arizona Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Pac-12 Tournament Championship
  • No. 2 UCLA (29-4, 18-2 Pac-12) vs. No. 8 Arizona (27-6, 14-6 Pac-12)
  • Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
  • Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena -- Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Coverage: ESPN

The two best teams in the Pac-12 and two of the best teams in the country battle it out for the conference's automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA and Arizona are both coming off dominant wins in the Semifinal over Oregon and Arizona State, respectively.

UCLA vs Arizona Odds & Spread

UCLA vs Arizona Betting Trends

  • UCLA has 20 wins in 33 games against the spread this season.
  • The Bruins have an ATS record of 19-11 as 1.5-point favorites or more.
  • This season, 16 of UCLA's 33 games have gone over the point total.
  • Arizona is 17-16-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Wildcats don't have a win ATS (0-1) as a 1.5-point underdog or greater this season.
  • Arizona has played 33 games this season, and 18 of them have hit the over.
UCLA Rank UCLA AVG Arizona AVG Arizona Rank
118th 74.4 Points Scored 83.3 4th
6th 60.3 Points Allowed 71.9 235th
119th 32.6 Rebounds 36.1 11th
38th 10.3 Off. Rebounds 8.8 157th
300th 6.2 3pt Made 8.7 53rd
88th 14.3 Assists 19.4 2nd
15th 9.6 Turnovers 13.2 300th

UCLA vs Arizona Prediction & Pick

UCLA, a legit national title contender took a hit earlier this week when guard Jalen Clark was ruled out the rest of the season with an Achilles injury. A big blow, but not enough to take them out of contention in the Pac-12 or on the national stage. The rest of the Bruins responded with a huge game in the Semifinals, specifically point guard Tyger Campbell, who dropped an impressive 28 points and 6 assists against Oregon.

I expect UCLA to step up again with their backs against the wall. UCLA is viewed as a potential No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and this Pac-12 final could be the determining factor between getting a top seed or being dropped down to the No. 2 line. These teams each won the home matchup against each other this season, so this game will be the rubber match. While Clark is a huge loss on the defensive side of the ball, UCLA's offense playing the way it is should make up for it.

Prediction: UCLA 74 | Arizona 70

UCLA vs Arizona Best Bet

We'll go with a little unconventional bet here with some plus-money odds. We are going to bet two or more 3-point jump shots made in the first three minutes of play. The last time these two teams played they attempted five 3-point shots in the first three minutes of play, and the sixth came just ten seconds later.

UCLA is pretty good against the three and ranks No. 35 in the nation in opponent three-point percentage. Arizona struggles, ranking 115th in the nation in the same category. While neither is spectacular in three-point rate or attempts, you are getting it on plus money for two teams that came out firing from beyond the arc the last time they met.

Bet: Two or More 3-Point Shots Made in First Three Minutes (+210)

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