|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Thursday, 12 February 2009 07:30|
College basketball fans were stunned when UCLA lost earlier this year at home to Arizona State. They now get the chance to even the college basketball bets ledger. The UCLA Bruins are in their usual perch atop the Pac 10 conference as they are barely staying ahead of Washington in one of the better conferences in college basketball.
Arizona State can get back into the regular season title race with a win in this one and has the hot hand with six wins in their last eight college basketball bets. The UCLA Bruins continue to be one of the best teams in college basketball and a legitimate Final Four contender.
The Bruins have an overall record of 19-4 straight up including 8-2 in conference action. UCLA is 12-10 against the spread including an even 3-3 on the road. The Bruins have been a strong college basketball over team with a mark of 14-8 over the total including 4-2 over on the road.
UCLA is strong at both ends of the court as they rank 45th nationally on offense and an even better 28th overall on defense. The Bruins are also one of the hottest teams in college basketball as they have won nine out of their last ten games straight up with four consecutive payoffs against the spread.
Arizona State is 18-5 straight up and 7-4 in Pac 10 action. The Sun Devils are 12-7 against the college basketball board including 4-3 against the spread at home. Defense is the college basketball strength of the Sun Devils as they rank 10th overall in the nation. On offense Arizona State is a mediocre 136th.
ASU is coming off a successful road trip to the great northwest as they defeated Oregon 66-57 as 8.5-point chalks and then defeated Oregon State 49-38 as identical 8.5-point favorites.
In one of the biggest college basketball upsets this season the Sun Devils defeated UCLA 61-58 at Pauley Pavilion as 6-point dogs as Jeff Pendergraph scored 18 points to lead ASU.
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