Florida vs UCLA Sweet 16 Odds & Pick
Top seed Florida will continue their run through the NCAA Tournament in the Sweet 16 on Thursday as they take on No. 4 UCLA in South Region action on the March Madness betting lines.
Florida dispatched No. 16 Albany and No. 9 Pittsburgh in their first two games of the NCAA Tournament, while UCLA knocked out both No. 13 Tulsa and No. 12 Stephen F. Austin to reach the Sweet 16.
The Gators are 3-0 SU and ATS vs the Bruins in Madness since 2006 (all games OVER). Florida has won six straight Sweet 16 games (4-2 ATS).
UCLA meanwhile is 4-1 SU and ATS past five games as underdogs but a bankroll-sucking 1-7 ATS in the Sweet 16 round since 1997.
Odds Shark computer pick - 72.5-70.2 Gators
The Gators are 34-2 so far on the season, and 16-13-3 ATS vs. the number. The Bruins, meanwhile, are 28-8 and 23-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida go 10-21-1 and the Bruins go 15-19-1 on the totals.
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 7-ranked Gators and the No. 44-rated Bruins in this matchup.
UCLA was a 77-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Stephen F. Austin. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. Jordan Adams scored 19 points leading the Bruins to a 77-60 victory over Stephen F. Austin at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl on Sunday.
Last time out for Florida, they were a 61-45 winner as they battled Pittsburgh at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Scottie Wilbekin scored 21 points leading the Gators to a 61-45 victory over Pittsburgh at Amway Center on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida has the nation's No. 150-rated offensive output, at 70.36 PPG. The visiting Bruins defense ranks No. 140 allowing on average 70.14 PPG. The Gators FG% has averaged 46.24% so far, less than the Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.06% per game.
A few Bruins at Gators trends to consider:
UCLA is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UCLA's last 6 games
Florida is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games