UCLA vs Abilene Christian March Madness Odds — Second Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 21, 2021

The No. 11 seed from the East Region bracket, the UCLA Bruins (17-9), face the No. 14 seed Abilene Christian Wildcats (23-4) on Monday with a spot in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on the line. UCLA has been installed as a favorite to win this second round matchup, which starts at 5:15 PM ET on TBS.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 21, 2021, 2:10 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

UCLA Betting Information

  • With a mark of 13-14, UCLA has a losing record against the spread this season.
  • When favored by at least 5 points, the Bruins are 4-8 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • The Bruins and their opponents have hit the over in 16 of 27 games this season (59.3%).
  • In their last game, the Bruins got a team-high 27 points from Johnny Juzang on the way to a 73-62 victory against BYU on Saturday. They covered the spread as 3.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 135 points to fall short of the 138.5 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 23 15.0 4.2 1.7 0.7 0.3 2.0
Jaime Jaquez Jr. 28 12.3 6.0 1.5 1.1 0.6 1.2
Jules Bernard 28 10.6 4.9 1.4 0.5 0.2 1.1
Tyger Campbell 28 10.2 2.2 5.5 1.0 0.0 0.6
Cody Riley 27 10.0 5.1 1.2 0.4 0.6 0.0

Abilene Christian Betting Information

  • With an 18-6 record ATS this season, Abilene Christian has outplayed expectations.
  • When they play as at least a 5-point underdog, the Wildcats frequently cover the spread with an 11-4 record against the spread.
  • Abilene Christian and its opponents have often covered the over/under this season, doing so in 58.3% (14) of its 24 games played.
  • The Wildcats took down Texas 53-52 in their last outing on Saturday. Joe Pleasant scored a team-high 11 points to lead the team to victory. They covered the spread as 8.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go under the 139 point total.

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

Abilene Christian Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kolton Kohl 27 12.0 4.6 1.5 0.4 1.0 0.1
Joe Pleasant 26 11.2 5.7 1.2 0.7 0.3 0.8
Coryon Mason 23 10.6 2.2 2.3 1.0 0.2 1.0
Clay Gayman 24 8.2 3.5 1.3 0.7 0.5 1.0
Airion Simmons 27 6.6 4.1 1.1 1.2 0.3 0.6

Total Facts

  • UCLA’s games this year have gone over the point total for Monday’s matchup (133 points) in 17 out of 28 opportunities (60.7% of matchups).
  • In 15 out of Abilene Christian’s 28 games this year (53.6%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the point total in Monday’s matchup.
  • The over/under for the matchup of 133 is 17.1 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Bruins (73.3 points per game) and the Wildcats (76.8 points per game).
  • This matchup’s over/under is 4.1 more points than the 128.9 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • The Bruins have seen a 142 average over/under in their games this season, nine points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of four points separates the average total points bet in Wildcats games (137 points) and this matchup’s over/under (133 points).

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