We’re getting a taste of March Madness a little bit ahead of schedule today when No. 8 Arizona takes on No. 4 UCLA in a matchup of the Pac-12’s top teams.
But even though both of these teams are ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation, that doesn’t mean they’re equal in every statistical category.
I have some bold predictions highlighted for today’s game that could pay off if they hit, especially if you take advantage of bet insurance with Caesars Sportsbook.
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Now let’s get back to breaking down this game and why you might want to use your $1,250 worth of bet insurance on it.
Arizona vs. UCLA Bold Predictions
How often do we get to see a top-10 conference matchup before the conference tournaments or March Madness officially begins?
This is a can’t-miss game and it could give the winner a burst of momentum heading into the Pac-12 tournament and beyond.
Here are my bold predictions for this highly-anticipated matchup:
Tyger Campbell makes 2+ 3-pointers
Campbell has been one of the most electric players in college basketball over the past two seasons, returning to play for UCLA after leading the team to the Sweet 16 last season.
Campbell and Co. have UCLA well-positioned for another March Madness run and a big part of that is the team’s ability to make big shots with consistency.
UCLA doesn’t shoot from deep often (298th in the country in 3-point makes per game), but Arizona is 271st in the country in 3-point makes allowed per game.
Something’s gotta give there, and I expect Campbell to have his fair share of attempts in a game that should be within reach for most of the night.
Campbell has attempted at least three 3-pointers in each of his last 10 games, averaging 3.8 attempts per game over that stretch.
I can easily see how Campbell gets above his average here, playing against a team that allows three-pointers in bunches.
Azuolas Tubelis has 10+ rebounds
Tubelis has been a monster for Arizona this season, averaging 19.6 points and 9.1 rebounds to lead the Wildcats in both categories.
Tonight, Tubelis will face a UCLA team that’s ranked 75th in the nation in total rebounds allowed. The 6-foot-11, 245-pound junior has hit this over in eight of his last 15 games, including a 10-rebound effort against the Bruins on Jan. 21.
UCLA struggles in particular on the offensive boards, ranked No. 130 in the nation. Tubelis averages just under three offensive rebounds per game (a top 100 mark in the nation), and if he can beat that number, 10 total rebounds shouldn’t be a stretch.
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