Gonzaga vs UCLA 3/23/23 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: UCLA Bruins vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date & Time: 3/24/2023, 1:45 AM UTC
Location: T-Mobile Arena
Address: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, USA
Latest Odds: UCLA -1.5 ; O/U 145.5

This Tuesday, the Gonzaga Bulldogs will head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the UCLA Bruins. The Gonzaga Bulldogs will enter this game against the UCLA Bruins following a massive win against the TCU Horned Frogs which resulted in a final score of 84-81. A lot of bettors got royally screwed in Gonzago game as the spread was -4.5 and the Horned Frogs shot a meaningless three-pointer with less than a second left to cover. 

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have been a force all season long as they had a phenomenal year finishing 1st in the West Coast Conference while holding an overall record of 30-5. Drew Timme has been the face of this Bulldogs team for a couple years now and that is no surprise. Timme has been the Bulldogs best player this season as he is currently averaging 31.5 minutes, 21.1 points, and 7.3 rebounds per game this season.

The UCLA Bruins will enter this game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs following a huge win against the Northwestern Wildcats which resulted in a final score of 68-63. The UCLA Bruins also had a very successful season as they finished 1st in the Pac-12 Conference while holding an overall record of 31-5. The Bruins have been on absolute fire lately as they have won 13 of their last 14 games played.

The UCLA Bruins have a very deep lineup and their record clearly shows it, but one player stands out amongst the rest. Jaime Jaquez has been the backbone to this Bruins team all season long. Jaquez leads the team in just about every category as he is currently averaging 33 minutes, 17.5 points, and 8.1 rebounds per game this season.

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Betting Trends

  • Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games.
  • Over is 4-1 in Bulldogs last 5 games following a ATS loss.
  • Over is 5-0 in Bruins last 5 Thursday games
  • Over is 6-1 in Bruins last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Over 145.5

This game will without a doubt come right down to the wire. The Bruins clearly have all the momentum with their last 14 games played but in this tournament, the regular season means little to nothing. There will without a doubt be a lot of offense in this one, especially from Drew Timme and Jaime Jaquez, and for that reason, take the over. Final Score Prediction, UCLA Bruins win 82-79.

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