ASA top play on 10* UCLA Bruins -120 vs. Gonzaga, 9:45 PM ET - We like the Bruins and their defense to get it done against the Zags. UCLA ranked 2nd in defensive efficiency this season allowing just .878-points per possession. They held opponents to 31% 3PT shooting (29th) and 46.6% on 2-pointers which ranked 38th. They owned the 20th best EFG% defense at 46.5. Gonzaga does own the #1 ranked offense in terms of efficiency at 1.235PPP, but that number is inflated from playing in the West Coast Conference. The Bruins won’t be intimidated by the Zags offense as they recently held a very good Arizona offense, averaging 82PPG, to just 59 points. UCLA also owns a very good offense that is 21st in OEFF at 1.155PPP. The difference is the Zags aren’t on the Bruins level defensively as Gonzaga ranks 75th in DEFF. Gonzaga plays a tough early season schedule every season and this year was no different. They suffered 3 losses to quality teams such as UCLA when they lost to Baylor close and were blown out by Texas and Purdue. Gonzaga has won 11 straight games but 7 of those came against teams ranked 100th or worse. UCLA is 14-1 SU their last fifteen games with a +/- of +12.8PPG. UCLA is on a 5-1-1 ATS run their last seven, Gonzaga is on an 0-7 ATS streak in NCAA tournament games.