|2014 March Madness Third Round Odds: Stephen F. Austin vs. UCLA|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Sunday, 23 March 2014 13:00|
Stephen F. Austin vs. UCLA Odds
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, UCLA is favored to win this game, as the Bruins have odds of -8.5 points against Stephen F. Austin. The over/under total for the game has been set at 144.5 points (View Matchup). These two have no recent meetings.
UCLA is 22-12 against the spread and the Bruins have hit the under 18 times on the season. The Bruins have now won four straight coming off a 76-59 win over No. 13 Tulsa on Friday to close the second round. UCLA didn’t have much trouble in the win, holding Tulsa to just 36.8 percent shooting from the field while forcing the Golden Hurricanes into 16 turnovers. Offensively, UCLA had 17 assists on its 29 field goals. Jordan Adams had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Bruins in the win while Norman Powell added 15 points and three steals.
Stephen F. Austin is just 2-1 against the spread this season and it has hit the over twice in three lined games. The Lumberjacks have now won 29 straight games following its miraculous 77-75 OT win over No. 5 VCU on Friday. SFA was down four in the closing seconds, but Desmond Haymon found a way to make a 4-point play to force the overtime, when the Lumberjacks won from there. Austin shot 52.9 percent from the floor in the win. Haymon finished with 17 points and seven rebounds while Jacob Parker had 22 points with four rebounds. Thomas Walkup had 12 points and 10 rebounds as well for the Lumberjacks.
These two will face off in the Third Round of the South Region, today at 7:10PM ET on TBS. The game will be held from the Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA.