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Arizona State Sun Devils at UCLA Bruins Betting Preview

Enjoy your President’s Day with a Pac-12 showdown between the Arizona State Sun Devils (10-15, 6-9 in Pac-12) and the No. 13 UCLA Bruins (19-5, 11-4 in Pac-12). The Bruins will host this one at the Pauley Pavilion, with tipoff scheduled for 9:00 pm ET.

The Bruins will hope to get some revenge after being upset by the Sun Devils 87-84 in three overtimes back on February 5.

Since that time, Arizona State has won three of five, including their last three in a row. In their last game, they beat Oregon State 73-53 at home.

In the win, the Sun Devils had five players score in double digits. Marreon Jackson had a game-high 15 points.

After hitting a rough patch, which included losing three of four, the UCLA Bruins have won back-to-back games entering play Monday. In their last game, they beat Washington 76-50 at home.

Both Jaylen Clark and David Singleton were excellent in the victory. They combined for 27 points, nine rebounds, and four assists.

UCLA is the overwhelming favorite playing at home. They are -1450 to win while the Sun Devils’ moneyline sits at +810. The spread features Arizona State +14 (-110), and the over/under for total points is 134.

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UCLA is tied for the ninth-best odds of winning the National Championship at +2500.

By The Numbers

UCLA has the advantage on offense. They rank 28th in scoring averaging 77 points per game (83.4 points at home). The Sun Devils rank 293rd, averaging 65 points per game (63 on the road).

Defensively, it is again UCLA with the edge. They rank 47th in scoring defense as they are allowing opponents just 64.9 points per game. Arizona State ranks 152nd allowing 68.8 points (72.8 on the road).

Sun Devils Look For Season Sweep

At 10-15 overall and 6-9 in the conference, it has been a frustrating season for the Sun Devils. If they can pull off the season sweep against the No. 13 Bruins, that would certainly be a silver lining in an otherwise inconsistent year.

Sophomore DJ Horne leads the team in scoring this season. He is averaging 12.5 points despite shooting just 39.5% from the field. He is also averaging three rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

The Sun Devils’ scoring is pretty evenly distributed. In addition to Horne, Kimani Lawrence (10.7 points, 6.8 rebounds), Marreon Jackson (10 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists), Jay Heath (10 points, 3.5 rebounds), and Jalen Graham (9.7 points, 4.6 rebounds) all factor into the offense.

Arizona State Looks For Home Advantage To Get Revenge

After suffering a shocking defeat at the hands of the Sun Devils earlier in the month, the UCLA Bruins will look to get revenge when they play at the Pauley Pavilion Monday. This season, they are 12-1 when playing at home.

The team is led by junior guard Johnny Juzang. In 21 games, he is averaging 17.9 points on 45.1% shooting. He is also averaging 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

Of some concern, Juzang is technically listed as questionable for this game with a hip injury.

Other contributors include Jaime Jaquez Jr (12 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.1 steals), Jules Bernard (11.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists), and Tyger Campbell (11.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.2 steals).

Take Arizona State And The Points

This seems like a game that UCLA will be hungry for after getting upset earlier in the season, but the question is whether the Bruins can cover the 14-point spread.

There are a couple of factors at play here. If Arizona State can shoot well from the outside, which it did in their win, then they have a fighter’s chance at finding success.

Furthermore, Juzang’s availability could be a huge factor for the Bruins as losing their leading scorer would obviously have a ripple effect in the offense.

At the end of the day, it feels like this is a game that UCLA will win, but there is a lot of value in taking Arizona State and the points.

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