2023 Pac-12 championship: UCLA vs. Arizona prediction, odds, line, spread picks for Saturday's final from proven model
The No. 2 UCLA Bruins and eighth-ranked Arizona Wildcats square off Saturday night in a battle between the top two seeds in the Pac-12 Championship Game in Las Vegas. The Wildcats (27-6) throttled rival Arizona State 78-59 on Friday night, while the Bruins (29-4) had little trouble in a 75-56 rout of Oregon. The teams have met twice this season, with UCLA taking an 82-73 home victory a week ago, after the Wildcats beat the Bruins 58-52 in Tucson in January.
Tip-off is set for 10:30 p.m. ET. The latest UCLA vs. Arizona odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Bruins as 1-point favorites, and the over/under for total points scored is 147.5. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page.)
Before making any Arizona vs. UCLA picks or Pac-12 predictions, you need to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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The model knows the Bruins are the regular-season Pac-12 champs and haven't lost since January. They followed the setback to Arizona by losing to rival USC but have won 12 straight games since then. Tyger Campbell had 28 points against the Ducks on Friday, and Jaime Jaquez is the Pac-12 Player of the Year. Jaquez averages 17.5 points and 8.1 rebounds, while Campbell scores 13.5. UCLA has the best defense in the Pac-12 (60.3 ppg) and the second-best offense (74.4).
But the model also has considered that the Wildcats are the highest-scoring team in the conference (83.3 ppg). They hit 50% of their shots from the field and 38.4% from 3-point range, and both marks also lead the Pac-12. Four players scored in double figures Friday night, led by Azuolas Tubelis with 17 points. He also had nine rebounds, and center Oumar Ballo had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Tubelis averages 19.8 points and 9.1 rebounds, and four other Wildcats average at least 10 points.
Now, the model has set its sights on UCLA vs. Arizona, and we can tell you the model is leaning Over on the point total. It also says one side of the spread has ALL the value! You ABSOLUTELY need to see the model before locking in any college basketball picks.
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