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UAB Blazers


UCLA Bruins
Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:10 PM ET
KFC Yum! Center

A pair of double-digit seeds who pulled off upsets in their NCAA Tournament openers on Thursday will hit the hardwood together in Round of 32 action on Saturday in Louisville as the UCLA Bruins take on the UAB Blazers.

Its just the third time for an 11 vs 14 clash and both previous times the 11's won easily. UCLA was favored by 6 points in early betting over at [custom:bodog-link] while the total was sitting at 133 over at MyBookie but UAB boasts one of the most vicious underdog streaks in college basketball.

The No. 11 Bruins beat No. 6 SMU by a score of 60-59 in the Round of 64, knocking off the Mustangs as a 4-point underdog at the sportsbooks. Meanwhile, No. 14 UAB shocked No. 3 Iowa State on Thursday, edging the Cyclones by a score of 60-59 in a game in which they were 14-point dogs.

Some March Madness bettiing trends of note: UCLA 11-3 ATS past 14 games; UAB covered nine straight as underdogs since January; UAB won outright six of past seven games as underdog; UCLA 26-4 SU past 30 games as favorites; UCLA 1-5 ATS past six games in Round of 32.

Only two 11 vs 14 matchups have happened since 1996, No. 11 easily won and covered both (Tennessee 2014, Washington 1998)

UAB Blazers vs UCLA Bruins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the UAB Blazers have watched them go 20-15 and 19-13-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the UCLA Bruins are at 21-13 and 18-16 ATS. In totals betting, the UCLA Bruins are 12-21, while the UAB Blazers have a 13-14-1 mark.

The UCLA Bruins sit at No. 67 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the UAB Blazers sit at No. 66 on the same chart.

How UAB Blazers vs UCLA Bruins Stats Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting UAB Blazers rank No. 37 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 37.03 per game. That compares with UCLA’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UCLA is college basketball's No. 139-ranked team at 6.32 per game, while the UAB Blazers rate No. 197 with 5.43 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blazers got 21 points from Robert Brown as UAB ran past Iowa State 60-59 on Thursday at KFC Yum! Center.

Bryce Alford scored 27 points for UCLA on Thursday, leading the Bruins to a 60-59 win over Southern Methodist at KFC Yum! Center.