Northwestern vs. UCLA predictions and odds
Despite battling injuries, No. 2 UCLA took care of UNCA in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, covering 17.5 points as a favorite in the process.
Will the Bruins also play as a 7.5-point favorite on Saturday night when they face 7-seed Northwestern at 8:40pm ET?
Chances of playing and betting
815 Northwestern Wildcats (+7.5) vs. 816 UCLA Bruins (-7.5); o/u 126.5
8:40 PM ET, Saturday, March 18, 2023
Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
General Northwestern vs. UCLA betting information
We General CBB betting information The page shows that 56 percent of public bettors currently back UCLA. However, this information may change throughout the day, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date public betting data.
Notes on Northwest Wildcats
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins confirmed the news on Wednesday Julian Roper (ankle) will be unavailable during the NCAA tournament, reports John Rothstein of CBS Sports. As expected, Roper’s sophomore season was officially over after he sprained his ankle after returning from a three-game absence in February. He played in just one game before being shut down for good, and will focus on rehabbing the injury when the Wildcats open their tournament Thursday against Boise State. Roper suited up in 15 games in 2022-23, averaging 4.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 21.3 minutes.
UCLA Bruins Notes
A man of bona (Thursday) Oiver did not play in Thursday’s 86-53 win over UNC-Asheville. According to Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times , Bona is officially cleared to play, but head coach Mick Cronin doesn’t feel the need to risk further injury as the Bruins easily routed the Bulldogs during the first-round matchup. The Bruins have Northwestern on deck Saturday, and Bona could see the floor if the Bruins are in a tight battle with the Wildcats. More information on his official playing status should come before Saturday’s announcement.
Northwestern vs. UCLA CBB betting trends
Under is 5-1 in Wildcats last 6 games following a straight up win
The over is 3-1-1 in the Wildcats last 5 games overall
Over is 5-1 in Bruins last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.
Under is 4-1 in Bruins last 5 games after straight up win by 20+ points
Northwestern vs. UCLA CBB Prediction:
Bruins have covered in 8 of their last 10 games in the NCAA Tournament, 5-0-1 overall against the count in their last 6 games and 5-0-1 in the betting window in their last six games when facing an opponent. be. A winning record UCLA is also 15-5-2 against the spread in its last 22 games following a win and 3-0-2 against the spread in its last five games against an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
CBB betting predictions: UCLA BRUINS -7.5