UCLA Bruins vs Alabama Crimson Tide 03/28/2021 NCAAB Previews, Spread & Game Analysis
UCLA Bruins vs Alabama Crimson Tide 03/28/2021 – On Sunday, UCLA Bruins and Alabama Crimson Tide will battle for their Sweet 16 game at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. UCLA completed fourth in the PAC-12 Conference play while Alabama Crimson Tide topped the Southeastern Conference play. The NCAA basketball betting odds are out for this important game and the Bruins will try to take on a tough Alabama squad. Alabama has a strong offense and that will be their biggest advantage against the Bruins in this game.
UCLA Bruins vs Alabama Crimson Tide 03/28/2021
|When:||Sunday, March 28, 7:15 PM ET|
|Where:||Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana|
"As far as game experience, it has been great being out there with my teammates getting to play in this amazing tournament. As a kid, everyone dreams about playing in March Madness."
Jaime Jaquez Jr., talking to reporters on Thursday evening pic.twitter.com/Sn7ilsepum
— UCLA Men’s Basketball (@UCLAMBB) March 26, 2021
The UCLA Bruins won 13 and dropped six of their conference games this season. The Bruins held an overall record of 20-9. UCLA won their last game against ACU with a final score of 67-47. It was an easy victory for the Bruins, but they need more to get past a strong Alabama squad. UCLA has a weak defense that will struggle against the Crimson Tide. In their last game, Johnny Juzang took the lead with 17 points after going seven for 15 with his shooting attempts. Juzang will be one of those key players in this game.
Players to watch: J. Juzang G (GP 24 MIN 31.6 PTS 15.1 REB 4.1 AST 1.7 STL 0.7 BLK 0.4 TO 1.6 FG% 42.9 FT% 90.7), C. Smith G (GP 8 MIN 28 PTS 12.6 REB 6.4 AST 2 STL 0.9 BLK 0.5 TO 2.5 FG% 43.8 FT% 79.4), J. Jaquez Jr. G (GP 29 MIN 34.3 PTS 12.2 REB 6.1 AST 1.5 STL 1.1 BLK 0.7 TO 1.2 FG% 49.4 FT% 64).
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama Crimson Tide took out some of the big teams to hold a 16-2 conference record. Overall, the Crimson Tide won 26 of their 32 games in total. In their last game, the Crimson Tide smashed Maryland Terrapins with a final score of 96-77. Alabama shot at 53 percent overall. The Crimson Tide is holding an average of close to 80 points per game with their scoring offense. Alabama won the SEC Tournament title and is all set to take out the Bruins.
Players to watch: J. Shackelford G (GP 32 MIN 29.3 PTS 14.3 REB 3.8 AST 2 STL 0.9 BLK 0.1 TO 1.4 FG% 41.2 FT% 75.6), J. Quinerly G (GP 29 MIN 24.7 PTS 12.7 REB 2.1 AST 3.2 STL 0.7 BLK 0 TO 2.3 FG% 48.7 FT% 70), J. Petty Jr. G (GP 31 MIN 31 PTS 12.5 REB 5.2 AST 1.9 STL 1.3 BLK 0.6 TO 2 FG% 42.4 FT% 71.7).
UCLA Bruins vs Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Predictions
UCLA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Bruins are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games.
UCLA is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
UCLA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeastern conference.
Bruins are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games played in March.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Alabama’s last 9 games.
Alabama is 8-0 SU in their last 8 games.
Alabama is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Crimson Tide is 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Pac-12 conference.
UCLA Bruins vs Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Picks
Based on the 2021 March Madness betting predictions, the odds are once again in support of the Crimson Tide to win this game and cover the spread. Alabama’s powerful offense will outscore the Bruins defense with ease.
Moneyline: The ML set for the Bruins is +180 and the ML set for the Crimson Tide is -210.
Spread: A spread of +4.5 (-110) is out for the Bruins and a spread of -4.5 (-110) is out for Alabama.
Totals: Over 143.5 (-110) is the total for the Bruins and under 143.5 (-110) is the total for Alabama.
Score Prediction: 77-66 Alabama wins.