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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.

They are underdogs of 9.5 points according to Bovada but they are dangerous, as they bring a perfect 6-0 ATS in first-round games since 1996. The total was 146 over at GTbets.eu.

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.

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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.

View Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs UCLA Bruins Odds and Stats.

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