We’ve got a Pac 12 Tournament Final worthy (or perhaps a preview) of a National Championship when the Arizona Wildcats and UCLA Bruins battle for the third time this season. This is the rubber match in this clash of the titans, with each team getting a win on their home court this year. The offshore oddsmakers have thrown out a 1-point spread and seem prepared to sit back with their popcorn and watch what should be a nice March Madness precursor.
Before Betting on Arizona vs UCLA
UCLA (29-4) has climbed all the way up to #2 in the country, and is a lock for a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament with a win on Saturday night. The Bruins dominated the Pac-12 postseason honors, with Jaime Jaquez, Jr. being named conference Player of the Year, Jaylen Clark the defensive POY, Adem Bona the Freshman of the Year, and Mick Cronin the top coach.
Forgive Arizona if they’re not starstruck in this matchup because the Wildcats boast some pretty immense talent of their own. Oumar Ballo had 24 points to lead the opening round win over Stanford and was named the Most Improved Player in the Pac 12. Azuolas Tubelis has scored 20+ in three of his last four and Cedric Henderson, Jr. has come out of the wood work in the postseason, averaging 8.3 during the regular season but upping that to 18.5 the last two games.
Both teams picked up a win on their home court against each other this season. Arizona won 58-52 on January 21st while UCLA returned the favor 82-73 in the regular season finale.
Wildcats vs Bruins NCAAB Offshore Betting Odds
|BetOnline||Arizona (1.98) | UCLA (1.84)||148||Arizona+1 (1.89) | UCLA -1 (1.92)|
|Bovada||Arizona (OFF) | UCLA (OFF)||148||Arizona+1 (1.91) | UCLA -1 (1.91)|
|BetUS||Arizona (1.95) | UCLA (1.87)||148||Arizona+1 (1.91) | UCLA -1 (1.91)|
|SportsBetting.ag||Arizona (1.98) | UCLA (1.84)||148||Arizona+1 (1.89) | UCLA -1 (1.92)|
|Pinnacle||Arizona (2.00) | UCLA (1.86)||148||Arizona+1 (1.94) | UCLA -1 (1.90)|
|MyBookie||Arizona (1.95) | UCLA (1.86)||148||Arizona+1 (1.91) | UCLA -1 (1.91)|
Arizona vs UCLA Prediction & Pick
The production of Jaquez and Tubelis will essentially cancel each other out in this game so what this really comes down to is the role players – but both schools are also very deep. Both programs are great, but there are worse bets to place than on UCLA giving just a point on a 12-game winning streak.