Arizona State vs. UCLA NCAAB Odds and Preview – February 21st, 2022

By Rex

Arizona State will look to stay hot as they take on UCLA on Monday. The visitors bring a three-game winning streak and hope to stretch it to four. However, it’s tough to pressure the second-best team in the Pac-12. Arizona State drew first blood in their first meeting and UCLA looks to get one back before ending their regular-season run.

NitroBetting brings you a preview of Monday’s Arizona State vs. UCLA game. We put together crucial information, event details, and stats. More than that, we share the latest NCAAB betting odds, trends, and predictions to bring you a step closer to winning picks.

Arizona State vs. UCLA Game Information

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Why Bet on the Arizona State Sun Devils?

The Sun Devils thrive on defense, and we expect to see that same effort from the team as they challenge UCLA on Monday night. Arizona State holds opponents to 68.8 points (152nd) per game. The squad limits opponents to 40.2% shooting (28th). They have been great in containing the opponents in the short and mid-range areas, limiting opponents to 45.9% two-point (32nd) shooting. Additionally, the Sun Devils also have a solid three-point shooting defense. The team holds opposing teams to 31.8% from deep (82nd).

Arizona State needs to dig deep on the offensive end. The Sun Devils only manage to average 65.0 points per game (293rd) in 25 contests. The team has a 40.1% shooting percentage (326th) and hits only 29.6% of their three-point shots (333rd).

Three players remain on Arizona State’s injury report, featuring Marcus Bagley, Justin Rochelin, and Jordan Williams. Nonetheless, the team’s core lineup remains healthy leading up to the game.

Why Bet on the UCLA Bruins?

It’s going to be a battle of defenses with the Bruins ready to prove who the better team is. UCLA does well to hold teams under 65 points (47th) per game. The Bruins have a tremendous shooting defense that limits their opponents to 41.0 FG%(53rd). This is accomplished on both short and longer ranges, restraining teams to 46.7% two-point (55th) and 31.7% from deep (79th). Moreover, the hosts can utilize their rebounding advantage. The Bruins averaged 37.8 total rebounds (45th) in 24 games played.

Offensively, UCLA averages 77.0 points (28th) per game on 44.9% shooting (107th). The Bruins are also the superior three-point shooting team of the two and hit 35.5% of their attempts from deep (77th). Furthermore, the Bruins practice better ball movement and record 14.4 assists (77th) per game.

UCLA did well without Johnny Juzang in its last contest. The Bruins are coming off a comfortable victory over the Washington Cougars with Jaylen Clark and David Singleton leading the charge and combined for 47 points. Juzang joins Cody Riley on the questionable list.

Arizona State vs. UCLA Betting Trends

  • Arizona State is 3-2 in its last five road games (3-2 ATS).
  • Arizona State is 5-5 in its last ten games against UCLA (7-3 ATS).
  • The totals went over in five of Arizona State’s last five games against UCLA.
  • UCLA is 5-0 in its last five games at Pauley Pavilion (5-0 ATS).
  • UCLA is 4-1 in its last five home games against UCLA (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals went under once in UCLA’s last five home games.

Arizona State vs. UCLA Expert Betting Prediction

The tensions are high between the two as UCLA looks to grab back-to-back wins against Arizona State. They have homecourt advantage to give them that extra push this time around. This makes the situation trickier for Arizona State. Although they are capable of covering the spread and even taking it home, they have to be at their very best to produce a positive outcome. Meanwhile, UCLA needs to be careful not to let Arizona State pick up momentum. We look forward to a suspenseful contest happening between the two Pac-12 teams.

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