BYU vs UCLA: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 20, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 19, 2021

Jaime Jaquez Jr. leads the UCLA Bruins (17-9) into a matchup with the No. 23 BYU Cougars (20-6) after scoring 27 points in an 86-80 win over Michigan State. The Bruins are underdogs in the game on Saturday, March 20, 2021, which tips at 9:40 PM ET on CBS. The over/under for the matchup is .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 19, 2021, 2:10 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

BYU Betting Information

  • The Cougars have covered the spread more often than not this season, compiling a record ATS of 13-7-3.
  • The Cougars are 7-6-1 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 3.5-point favorite.
  • In 47.8% of its games this season (11/23), BYU and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Cougars lost 88-78 to Gonzaga in their last outing on Tuesday. Trevin Knell racked up a team-high 20 points in the loss. They covered the spread as 14.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go over the 157.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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BYU Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Alex Barcello 26 15.9 4.7 4.5 1.0 0.0 2.0
Brandon Averette 26 11.5 2.7 3.7 0.8 0.1 1.6
Matt Haarms 24 11.3 4.8 1.1 0.2 2.0 0.3
Caleb Lohner 26 7.0 7.0 1.2 0.7 0.1 0.7
Trevin Knell 26 6.4 2.1 1.0 0.3 0.0 1.7

UCLA Betting Information

  • The Bruins hold a losing record ATS this season, covering 12 times and failing to cover 14 times.
  • When they play as at least a 3.5-point underdog, the Bruins tend to fail to meet expectations with only a 5-10 record against the spread.
  • 10 of the Bruins 26 games (38.5%) this season have failed to hit the over on the point total.
  • The Bruins beat Michigan State 86-80 and covered the spread as 2.5-point underdogs, while hitting the over on the 134 point total on Thursday in their most recent game. Jaquez Jr. put up a team-high 27 points to propel them to the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

UCLA Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Johnny Juzang 21 14.0 4.1 1.8 0.8 0.3 1.9
Jaime Jaquez Jr. 26 11.7 6.0 1.4 1.2 0.7 1.1
Tyger Campbell 26 10.5 2.3 5.6 1.1 0.0 0.5
Jules Bernard 26 10.4 4.8 1.4 0.5 0.1 1.2
Cody Riley 25 10.2 5.2 1.2 0.4 0.6 0.0

Total Facts

  • BYU and its opponents have hit the over on Saturday’s 139 total in 18 out of 26 games (69.2%) this year.
  • In 51.9% of UCLA’s games this season (14 of 27), the total points scored was more than Saturday’s 139-point over/under.
  • The total for the contest of 139 is 13 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Cougars (78.7 points per game) and the Bruins (73.3 points per game).
  • These two teams surrender a combined 137.4 points per game, 1.6 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Cougars games is 147.2 points, 8.2 more than the over/under of 139 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 3.3 points fewer than the average over/under in Bruins games this season (142.3 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
11/25/2019 N/A Neutral Court N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-63 BYU

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