UCLA vs Arizona Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 4 (Can Wildcats Hand Bruins First Home Loss of the Season?)

UCLA vs Arizona Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 4 (Can Wildcats Hand Bruins First Home Loss of the Season?)


UCLA vs Arizona Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 4 UCLA (26-4, 17-2 Pac-12) vs. No. 8 Arizona (25-5, 14-5 Pac-12)
  • Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Pauley Pavilion -- Los Angeles, California
  • Coverage: ESPN

Saturday, March 4's NCAA college basketball slate includes a Pac-12 clash between the No. 4 UCLA Bruins and No. 8 Arizona Wildcats.

Nobody has been able to stop UCLA recently. The Bruins extended their winning streak to nine games with a 79-61 effort against Arizona State, led by a team-high 26 points from Jaime Jaquez Jr. Meanwhile, Arizona looks to win its second of back-to-back road games following an 87-81 win over USC on Thursday.

Can UCLA push its winning ways to double digits? Or will Arizona end the regular season on a high note?

UCLA vs Arizona Odds & Spread

UCLA enters this contest as the home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 147.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

UCLA vs Arizona Betting Trends

  • UCLA's record against the spread is 17-13-0.
  • The Bruins have an ATS record of 14-10 as 4.5-point favorites or more.
  • This year, 14 of UCLA's 30 games have hit the over.
  • Arizona's record against the spread is 15-15-0.
  • This season, 16 of Arizona's 30 games have hit the over.
UCLA Rank UCLA AVG Arizona AVG Arizona Rank
127th 73.9 Points Scored 83.5 5th
6th 59.7 Points Allowed 71.6 227th
121st 32.7 Rebounds 36.5 10th
27th 10.6 Off. Rebounds 9.2 113th
310th 6.1 3pt Made 8.6 56th
94th 14.3 Assists 19.6 2nd
20th 9.9 Turnovers 13.1 288th

UCLA vs Arizona Prediction & Pick

UCLA has remained perfect at home this long and I don't expect that to change tonight. The Bruins are just too hot due to excellent defensive play that's seen them allow just 57.6 PPG during their winning streak. They also boast a 94.4% winning rate when they've previously been the favorite in a Pac-12 matchup this season.

Arizona has also been sloppy at times away from home, tallying 12.8 turnovers and 17.0 fouls per road game. UCLA is good enough to capitalize on those kinds of mistakes. The Bruins shoot an impressive 47.8% from the floor at home and just shot 85.2% from the free-throw line in their last outing.

Arizona is going to have its hands full trying to solve UCLA's defense while trying to slow down its offense. As a result, I see the Bruins walking out with the victory tonight.

Final Score Prediction: UCLA: 76 | Arizona: 71

UCLA vs Arizona Best Bet

Arizona might be 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games, but it's had trouble with the spread whenever UCLA is involved. The Wildcats are not only 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games against the Bruins and have failed to cover the spread in five of their last six trips to Pauley Pavilion.

Also being 9-4 ATS in its last 13 contests in March, I'm going with UCLA to cover as the -4.5 favorite tonight. The Bruins have the home crowd on their side and have been incredibly dominant at home this season. Unless they totally collapse, they should beat the Wildcats by a couple of possessions.

Bet: UCLA -4.5 (-120)

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