UCLA Bruins guard Tyger Campbell (10)

Mar 10, 2023; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UCLA Bruins guard Tyger Campbell (10) celebrates with UCLA Bruins guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. (24) after a scoring play towards the Oregon Geese throughout the second half at T-Cellular Enviornment. Necessary Credit score: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports activities

  • Prime seeds UCLA and Arizona meet within the Pac-12 Event title recreation on Saturday, March 10.
  • No. 2 UCLA is a 1.5-point favourite over No. 8 Arizona on the T-Cellular Heart in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Learn under for UCLA vs Arizona odds, evaluation and prediction.

No. 2-ranked and No. 1 seed UCLA (29-4) is a slim 1.5-point favourite over Arizona within the Pac-12 Event championship recreation at 10:30 pm ET Saturday on ESPN. The Bruins enter on a 12-game successful streak. Learn on for an evaluation of UCLA vs Arizona.

No. 8-ranked and No. 2 seed Arizona (27-6) break up the 2 conferences towards the Bruins, successful at residence however shedding within the closing regular-season recreation in Pauley Pavilion on March 5. The Wildcats have received 4 of their final six.

UCLA vs Arizona Odds

Workforce Unfold Moneyline Complete
UCLA Bruins -1.5 (-105) -114 Over 148.5 (-105)
Arizona Wildcats +1.5 (-115) -105 Below 148.5 (-115)

UCLA is a slight 1.5-point favourite within the third assembly with Arizona this season. The Bruins stopped a three-game SU and ATS shedding streak of their 82-73 residence victory within the closing recreation of the common season and are 7-3 SU and ATS within the final 10 collection conferences,

UCLA is 20-12-1 ATS this season, 7-3-2 ATS throughout its present successful streak. The Wildcats are 16-16-21 ATS this season and are 12-3 SU and 10-4-1 ATS of their final 15.

Odds from FanDuel Sportsbook on March 11.

UCLA Nonetheless Rolling

The Bruins appeared to endure a critical blow after they misplaced 6’5″ junior guard Jaylen Clark to a season-ending Achilles damage early within the second half of an 82-73 victory over Arizona at Pauley Pavilion within the closing recreation of the common season. Not solely was Clark third on the staff in scoring (13.0 factors per recreation) and second in rebounding (6.0 per), he was days away from being named the Pac-12 Defensive Participant of the Yr. The Bruins have performed by means of that to increase their successful streak to 12.

Freshman Amari Bailey has joined seniors Jaime Jaquez Jr., Tyger Campbell and David Singleton within the beginning lineup for the comparatively simple journey to the event finals.

Bailey, who some think about the very best NBA prospect on the staff, had a career-high 26 factors in an 80-69 victory over Colorado within the quarterfinals, complementing the continued robust play of level Campbell and wing Jaquez.

Campbell has 44 factors and 13 assists within the event and Jaquez has 34 factors and 19 rebounds. Jaquez had his eighth double-double of the season within the 75-56 victory over Oregon within the semis.

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The Bruins play protection and worth the ball, traits that helped them of their run to the 2021 Closing 4. They’ve held opponents to 40,8 p.c capturing from the sphere and dedicated solely 10,3 turnovers a recreation, among the many greatest in Division I.

Arizona Out for (Extra) Revenge

Arizona superior to its second straight Pac-12 championship recreation and fourth within the final six seasons by knocking off Arizona State 78-59 within the semifinals, avenging an 89-88 residence loss to the Solar Devils on Devan Cambridge’s 50-foot shot from midcourt as time expired on  Feb. 25.

The Wildcats pushed the ball behind level guard Kerr Kriisa and run-the-floor huge man Azuolas Tubelis, and so they had 95 factors and shot 63.8 p.c of their 94-85 quarterfinal victory over Stanford.

The Wildcats are fourth in Division I in scoring (83.1 factors per recreation), eighth in efficient subject purpose share (56.5) and ninth in subject purpose share (49.3).

Coach Tommy Lloyd has a well-deserved fame for figuring out and growing huge males, and 6’11” ahead Tubelis (19.9 factors, 9.1 rebounds) and seven′ middle Oumar Ballo (14.3 factors, 8.5 rebounds) are the newest examples. Each are capturing over 58 p.c from subject. Ballo had a 14/10 double-double with three blocks within the semis.

5 Wildcats are scoring in double figures, and guards Kriisa (10.4 factors, 5.3 assists, 76 threes) and Courtney Ramey (10.9, 76 threes) are the principal exterior threats. The Wildcats are 11-3 since Cedric Henderson Jr. moved into the beginning lineup to switch Pelle Larson, a transfer made to extend bench manufacturing.

UCLA vs Arizona Prediction

It is a repeat of the 2022 Pac-12 Event finals when Arizona held UCLA to 42.0 p.c capturing in an 84-76 victory.

NBA first-round draft choose Bennedict Mathurin was the very best participant on the ground that night time, and for all the nice issues the Wildcats have accomplished this season, they haven’t discovered a participant with that very same athleticism and explosive offensive affect.

Campbell and Jaquez typify the regular, sensible method that has introduced UCLA this far,  and there’s no cause to imagine that the Bruins will cease now.

  • Choose: UCLA -1.5 (-105)
  • Season CFB: 48-23 

Jack Magruder

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