Saint Mary’s vs. UCLA Prediction
UCLA needed nearly 40 full minutes to get past Akron in the first round on Thursday night but the Bruins are favored to knock off Saint Mary’s on Saturday night at 7:10 p.m. ET. Will the Gaels pull off the upset?
797 Saint Mary’s (+2.5) vs. 798 UCLA (-2.5); o/u 126
7:10 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 19, 2022
Moda Center, Portland, OR
Saint Mary’s vs. UCLA Game Prediction
The Bruins are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven NCAA Tournament games, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games following an ATS loss and are 7-3 at the window in their last 10 games as a favorite.
The Gaels, meanwhile, are just 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games following an ATS win, are 2-6-1 against the number in their last nine games following a win of more than 20 points and are 1-3-1 at the window in their last five neutral site games as an underdog. Saint Mary’s is also winless at the betting window in its last four NCAA Tournament games as a dog.
MARCH MADNESS PREDICTION: UCLA BRUINS -2.5