To nobodies surprise, the Arizona Wildcats and UCLA Bruins will meet in the Pac-12 Tournament final.
The two teams have been the cream of the crop in the conference for the entire season, and have been destined to meet each other in the final.
The two teams split their regular season series. Arizona won the first meeting by a final score of 58-52, and then UCLA won in the regular season finale, 82-73.
So, which team will win the rubber match and capture the Pac-12 tournament championship?
Let’s take a look at the odds.
Arizona vs. UCLA odds, spread, and total
Arizona vs. UCLA prediction and pick
UCLA beating Arizona the last time they played wasn’t the most important thing to happen in that game. The most important factor was UCLA losing its star guard, Jaylen Clark, who was the team’s best defender.
The injury is going to cause the rematch to be an interesting one. Clark went a long way in nullifying Arizona’s shooting advantage. Heading into tonight, the Wildcats rank third in the country in effective field goal percentage. With no Clark, the Bruins may struggle to slow them down.
If the Bruins can’t slow down the Zona offense, they could be in for a long night. UCLA generally can’t keep up with the Wildcats offense, as the Bruins rank just 148th in effective field goal percentage.
The Bruins path to victory will be forcing turnovers, but without Clark, it may not be enough.
I’ll back Arizona to win its second straight Pac-12 tournament.
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