College Basketball Odds, Picks, Predictions for Arizona vs. UCLA (Tuesday, January 25)
The Arizona Wildcats find themselves at No. 3 in the most recent AP Poll and have surprised much of the college basketball world with their play.
They will take to the road to Los Angeles to play UCLA, which unlike Arizona, has had much tighter matchups in conference play.
The Bruins are still the second-best team in the Pac-12, but Arizona will be a test of their true strength against the upper echelon of the NCAA.
Even without Azuolas Tubelis (due to an ankle injury), the Wildcats dropped 96 points on the California Bears.
Oumar Ballo displayed how deep the Arizona bench is, and this is why backing the Wildcats is the correct call in this famed Pac-12 rivalry.
Arizona has a significant height advantage, which will provide it multiple second scoring chances on the glass.
If Tubelis misses the game, the Wildcats are a bit more short-handed, but Koloko and Ballo can split the down low duties, like they did against Cal.
Arizona can match the UCLA outside attack, so this negates one of UCLA’s major strengths.
Arizona’s interior defense is elite and will continue to be here.