UCLA vs Tulsa South Betting Preview
Tulsa has managed to pick up 17 ATS victories in their past 20 games as they prepare to take on favored fourth-seeded UCLA on Friday in South Region betting action at the NCAA Tournament.
Some South Region betting trends of note include the UNDER is 9-3 past 12 Tulsa games; Tulsa 7-1 ATS past eight tournament games; Tulsa is 6-0 ATS in first-round games since 1996; UCLA is 10-3 ATS past 13 games as double-digit favorites.
Odds Shark computer pick - 78.0-71.1 Bruins
The Bruins bring a 26-8 record (21-12 ATS) to this tilt against the 21-12 Golden Hurricane, who are 22-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UCLA go 15-17-1 so far and the Golden Hurricane go 10-20.
This game puts the Bruins, most recently No. 44 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Hurricane, who rate No. 8 in the latest survey.
Tulsa won its last outing, a 69-60 result against Louisiana Tech on March 15. Tulsa got 27 points from James Woodard en route to a 69-60 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday at Don Haskins Center.
Last time out for UCLA, they were a 75-71 winner as they battled Arizona on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. Kyle Anderson scored 21 points and added 15 rebounds for a double-double, leading UCLA over Arizona, 75-71, on Saturday at MGM Grand.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UCLA's No. 9-ranked scoring average of 81.82 PPG, against a Golden Hurricane defense rated No. 82 and allowing 67.36 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 49.01% to date this season, more than the Golden Hurricane shooters have managed so far (44.19% per game).
A few Golden Hurricane at Bruins trends to consider:
Tulsa is 12-1 ATS in its last 13 games
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tulsa's last 12 games
UCLA is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
UCLA is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games