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Arizona and UCLA Play Rubber-Game in PAC-12 Semifinals

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UCLA and Arizona in Hunt for NCAA #1 Seeds

The UCLA Bruins and the Arizona Wildcats will meet in the PAC-12 semifinals on Friday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The 3rd-ranked Bruins and the 7th-ranked Wildcats are still in the hunt for #1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA is 29-3 on the season while Arizona is 28-4 heading into tonight.

Arizona won 96-85 in Pauley Pavilion on Jan. 21. The Bruins dealt Arizona a rare home loss on Feb. 25, 77-72. That was Arizona’s second defeat in the past 72 games in Tucson.

In their most recent meeting, UCLA outrebounded Arizona 35-28. That included a 14-4 edge on the offensive glass. The Bruins had a 20-4 advantage in second-chance points.

Oddsmakers opened UCLA as a 2.5-point favorite and the line has inched down to 2 at the moment. The total opened at 159 and has plummeted 4-points to 155 right now.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 92-78 winner as they battled Buffaloes at home. They covered in the match as a -8-point favorite. Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier is averaging a team-best 16.6 points a game. He has scored at least 19 in five consecutive games.

In their last action, UCLA was a 76-74 winner at home against Trojans. They failed to cover the -10.5-point spread as favorites. The Bruins have won 10 consecutive games. That stretch ncludes two victories over USC, a win over Oregon and the triumph in Tucson.

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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