UCLA Bruins vs Michigan State Spartans 03/18/2021 Predictions, Spread & NCAAB Picks
UCLA Bruins vs Michigan State Spartans 03/18/2021 – UCLA Bruins and Michigan State Spartans have made it to the first four of the NCAA March Madness tournament. The Bruins completed their regular season after securing the fourth spot in the Pac-12 play. UCLA failed to get past Oregon State Beavers in their Pac-12 Tournament and they need to deal with the Spartans. As for Michigan, they completed their regular season at the eighth spot in the Big 10 Conference play. Michigan State Spartans were unable to get past Maryland Terrapins in their Big Ten Tournament.
UCLA Bruins vs Michigan State Spartans 03/18/2021
|When:||Thursday, March 18, 9:57 PM ET|
|Where:||Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana|
UCLA's game against Michigan State (@MSU_Basketball) on Thursday, at Purdue's Mackey Arena, will begin at approximately 6:57 p.m. (PT) / 9:57 p.m. (ET).
The "First Four" matchup will be nationally televised on TBS.
— UCLA Men’s Basketball (@UCLAMBB) March 15, 2021
The Bruins lost against Oregon State Beavers with a four-point difference. UCLA scored 79 and gave up 83 in return. The Bruins were believed to win, but they struggled to get those extra points. UCLA Bruins are touching an average of close to 73 points per game with their scoring offense. From their field goal attempts, the Bruins are shooting at an average of close to 47 percent. UCLA is struggling from the three-point radar as they are touching an average of close to 37 percent. Johnny Juzang continues to be the leading scorer for the Bruins.
Players to watch: J. Juzang G (GP 21 MIN 31 PTS 14 REB 4.1 AST 1.8 STL 0.8 BLK 0.3 TO 1.7 FG% 41.2 FT% 91.5), 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 26 MIN 33.8 PTS 11.7 REB 6 AST 1.4 STL 1.2 BLK 0.7 TO 1.3 FG% 48.9 FT% 66.3).
Michigan State Spartans
The Spartans had a defeat against Maryland with a final score of 68-57. The Spartans were unable to win the Big Ten tourney, but they are keen on making it past the Bruins. Michigan State is touching an average of 69 points per game with the scoring offense. From their field goal attempts, the Spartans are shooting at an average of close to 43 percent. Michigan is slightly worse from the three-point radar as they are touching an average of close to only 33 percent.
Players to watch: A. Henry F (GP 27 MIN 32.1 PTS 15.3 REB 5.7 AST 3.5 STL 1.3 BLK 1.3 TO 2.8 FG% 44.7 FT% 75.7), J. Hauser F (GP 27 MIN 21.7 PTS 9.7 REB 5.7 AST 1.5 STL 0.4 BLK 0.2 TO 1.9 FG% 47.4 FT% 71.2), J. Langford G (GP 26 MIN 27.8 PTS 9.6 REB 3.4 AST 1.7 STL 0.6 BLK 0.3 TO 1.4 FG% 36.8 FT% 75.5)
UCLA Bruins vs Michigan State Spartans Betting Predictions
UCLA is 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UCLA’s last 6 games.
UCLA is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
UCLA is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Michigan State.
Bruins are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games this season.
Michigan State Spartans
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan State’s last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State’s last 5 games against UCLA.
Michigan State is 7-13 ATS in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan State’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Michigan State’s last 13 games against an opponent in the Pac-12 conference.
UCLA Bruins vs Michigan State Spartans Betting Picks
The Spartans hold the key to success here as the sports betting odds are in their favor. The Spartans have taken out some of the big teams in their conference play and the Bruins seem to be the least of their concern.
Moneyline: The ML set for the Bruins is -113 and the ML set for the Spartans is -103.
Spread: A spread of -1 (106) is out for the Bruins and a spread of +1 (-110) is out for the Spartans.
Totals: The total will go Over 137.5 (-110) for the Bruins and the same will go under for the Spartans.
Score Prediction: 77-72, Spartans win.