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Arizona Looks to Stay Unbeaten at UCLA in Thursday College Hoops



The #1 ranked Arizona Wildcats will take their unbeaten record to Pauley Pavilion on Thursday night to face the UCLA Bruins. UCLA was a thorn in the side of the Wildcats a year ago, beating them three times including handing them their first loss of the season. Can the Cats break that streak tonight? Or will the Bruins snap their 15 game win streak? The Bruins come into the game at 12-2 with their only losses being against the highly ranked Missouri Tigers and Duke Blue Devils. They have wins over the Alabama Crimson Tide, Northwestern Wildcats and in PAC 12 play they opened with a 103-73 win over the crosstown USC Trojans.

The Wildcats boast wins over the San Diego State Aztecs, Michigan Wolverines, Duke and have a 2-0 PAC 12 mark with wins over the Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies. They really need to beat UCLA to get the Bruins moneys off their backs. One thing we know is UCLA will not be intimidated coming into this game. It will be a good one. ESPN will televise as the second game of their double-header.

Te first game of the double header features a game between the Memphis Tigers and Louisville Cardinals. The two old Conference USA rivals find themselves in the same conference if only for one season in the American Athletic Conference. These two teams along with the UConn Huskies and Cincinnati Bearcats should be a great four-way battle for the regular season championship. The Cards and Tigers have both suffered upset losses in recent days with Memphis losing to the Bearcats in their most recent outing 69-53 and the Cards dropping one to the Kentucky Wildcats three games ago 73-66. Louisville has also suffered the losses of Chane Behannan (kicked off team) and Russ Smith (red-shirting) in recent days, so they are a bit thinner on the bench than they were a couple of weeks ago.

Sports Betting has the odds on these games and more:

Memphis at Louisville– Memphis is +10 -105 ATS and Louisville is -10 -115 ATS. Moneyline is Memphis +470 and Louisville -585. Over/Under is 148.5 with over and under both -110. We like Memphis in this game. A team as good as they are is usually most dangerous following a loss. Plus with the thin roster, the Cards are primed to be upset. Take the Tigers +470 and the under -110.

Arizona at UCLA– The Wildcats are -1.5 -110 and the Bruins are +1.5 -110 ATS. Moneyline is Arizona -125 and UCLA +125. O/U is 144.5. Obviously, the oddsmakers are not too sure about the Wildcats in this one. There is good reason for that. Take the Bruins +105 at home and the under -110.

Florida State at Clemson– FSU is +3.5 -110 and the Tigers are -3.5 -110 ATS. Moneyline is Florida State +145 and Clemson -165. O/U is 121.5. We like the Seminoles to bounce back from a stinker over the weekend. Take FUS +145 and the over -110.

Auburn at Ole Miss– Auburn is +7 -110 and Ole Miss is -7 -110 ATS. Moneyline is AU +270 and Ole Miss -325. O/U is 149. We like Ole Miss to cover in this one at home. Take Ole Miss -7 -110 and the over -110.

Michigan at Nebraska– Michigan is -5.5 -110 and Nebraska is +5.5 -110 ATS. Moneyline is Michigan -220 and Nebraska +200. O/U is 134. Nebraska has a basketball team? Who knew? Michigan -5.5 -110 and the under -110.



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