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Abilene Christian vs UCLA 3/22/21 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

UCLA Bruins vs Abilene Christian Wildcats Odds & Info

Game UCLA Bruins vs Abilene Christian Wildcats
Date & Time Monday March 22, 2021, 5:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Latest odds
UCLA -5 Total 133.5
TV Channel
TBS

Bankers Life Fieldhouse will play host to a second round NCAA Tournament game between the Abilene Christian Wildcats and the UCLA Bruins. The 14th-seeded Wildcats (24-4) won 13 of their 15 Southland Conference games and rank sixth nationally in assists (17.9 apg). On Saturday, Abilene Christian forced 23 turnovers during a stunning 53-52 victory against Texas.

Joe Pleasant and Coryon Mason paced Abilene Christian with 11 points apiece on a combined 9-for-21 from the field. Reggie Miller added seven points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats.

The UCLA Bruins finished fourth in the Pac 12 Conference with a 13-6 record and are averaging 73.3 points per contest. On Saturday, UCLA led from start to finish during a 73-62 victory versus BYU. The 11th-seeded Bruins (19-9) connected on 8-for-19 from the three-point line and shot 48 percent overall. 

UCLA G Johnny Juzang poured in a game-high 27 points on a 10-for-16 shooting performance and grabbed five rebounds. Jules Bernard contributed 16 points and five rebounds for the Bruins.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Wildcats are 18-6 ATS in their last 24 games overall.
  • Bruins are 16-7-1 ATS in their last 24 games following a straight up win.
  • Bruins are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Under is 5-2 in Wildcats last 7 neutral site games.
  • Under is 5-1 in Bruins last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.

Free NCAAB Pick:

UCLA Bruins -5

Abilene Christian ranks first in the nation in defensive efficiency and UCLA ranks 292nd out of 347 teams in tempo, so the under is worth a look. The Bruins have been impressive to start the tournament and are playing with a chip on their shoulder. Take UCLA to win and cover. Final Score Prediction, UCLA Bruins win 71-60.

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