MAR 22 - UCLA Vs Kentucky Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

UCLA Vs Kentucky Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

Written by on March 22, 2017

The second-seeded Kentucky Wildcats and third-seeded UCLA Bruins will square off as Pick ‘Ems in the most anticipated Sweet 16 matchup in this year’s March Madness national championship tournament.Now, with both nationally-ranked title contenders looking to take the next step toward fulfilling their championship dreams, let’s find out which team is offering the most college basketball odds value in this highly intriguing showdown that looks worthy of a championship matchup.

In Depth Analysis On The Bruins Vs Wildcats Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

When: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 9:35 PM ETWhere: FedExForum, Memphis, TennesseeTV: CBSLive Stream: CBS Sports NetworkNCAAB Odds: Pick ‘Em / Total: 168.5 
 

Why Bet The Kentucky Wildcats Odds at +1

There’s plenty of good reasons to back the Jayhawks in this matchup, starting with the fact that Kansas has won 10 straight games. Kentucky got past Northern Kentucky in their opener before picking up another hard-fought win by getting past a very good Wichita State team 65- 62in the second round as Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox both scored a team-high 14 points in the win. The Wildcats are the better defensive team and get better bench production than UCLA.

Why Bet The UCLA Bruins Odds at -1

UCLA has plenty of momentum going as the Bruins have won nine of their last 10 games. The Bruins beat Kent State by 17 in their opener and got past a tough Cincinnati balclub in their 79-67 second round win on Sunday as gifted freshman point guard Lonzo Ball scored team-high 18 points on 7 of 10 shooting with four threes while shooting guard Bryce Alford chipped in 16 points in the win.Another great reason to back the Bruins is that they hold the edge in scoring, shooting percentage, free thorw shooting and turnovers against Kentucky.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

UCLA is 10-2 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games, but the Bruins are also just 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a winning SU record, 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games against SEC ballclubs and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.While Kentucky has gone 1-4-1 ATS in their last six NCAA Tournament games, the Wildcats are also 9-4 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games and 3-1 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Despite the fct that a whopping 61 percent of the betting public likes UCLA, I fully expect UCLA to bring out the best in Kentucky in this contest and that the Wildcats will rise up to meet the challenge to win and advance!

My final score prediction is Kentucky 85 UCLA 84

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