Michigan State vs UCLA March Madness Odds — First Four 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 16, 2021

The UCLA Bruins (17-9) are against the spread to advance to the Round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament bracket in their First Four matchup against the Michigan State Spartans (15-12) on Thursday, starting at 9:57 PM ET, airing on TBS.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Michigan State Betting Information

  • Michigan State has managed to cover the spread in less than half its games this season, playing to a record of 8-15 against the spread.
  • The Spartans are 2-10 against the spread this season when they are at least a 2-point favorite.
  • The Spartans and their opponents have gone over the set total in only 9 of 23 games this season (39.1%).
  • The Spartans lost to Maryland 68-57 and failed to cover the spread as 1.5-point underdogs, while falling short of the 129 point total in their last contest on Thursday. Malik Hall racked up a team-high 19 points in the loss.

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

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Michigan State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Aaron Henry 27 15.3 5.7 3.5 1.3 1.3 0.8
Joshua Langford 26 9.7 3.4 1.7 0.6 0.3 1.3
Joey Hauser 27 9.7 5.7 1.5 0.4 0.2 1.2
Rocket Watts 27 7.6 1.6 2.7 0.1 0.0 0.8
Gabe Brown 24 7.2 2.8 0.5 0.4 0.5 1.4

UCLA Betting Information

  • UCLA holds a losing record ATS this season, covering 11 times and failing to cover 14 times.
  • For the 18th time this season, the Bruins are at least a 2-point underdog, where they have a record of 6-11 against the spread.
  • 15 of UCLA’s 25 games (60%) this season have covered the over/under.
  • In their last game, the Bruins got a team-high 19 points from Jules Bernard in an 83-79 loss to Oregon State on Thursday. They were favored by 5.5 points and failed to covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 162 points to hit the over on the 133.5 point total.

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

  • Michigan State’s games this year have gone over the point total for Thursday’s matchup (136 points) in 17 out of 27 opportunities (63% of matchups).
  • 14 UCLA games this year (53.8% of its matchups) finished with a final score higher than Thursday’s over/under of 136 points.
  • The point total for the contest of 136 is 5.8 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Spartans (69 points per game) and the Bruins (72.8 points per game).
  • These two teams give up a combined 139.1 points per game, 3.1 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Spartans games is 139.6 points, 3.6 more than the over/under of 136 points for this contest.
  • Bruins games have a total points bet of 141.3 points this season, 5.3 points more than the over/under for this matchup.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
11/27/2019 Michigan State Neutral Court -13.5 142 -1306 +755 Regular Season 75-62 MICHST
11/22/2018 N/A Neutral Court N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 87-67 MICHST

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