UCLA vs. Michigan State Prediction
The Michigan State Spartans are laying 2 points to the UCLA Bruins in the NCAA Tournament First Four matchup tonight at 9:57 p.m. ET in Indianapolis. Are the Spartans the smart play or will the Bruins come through against an MSU team that has struggled over the past two months?
717 UCLA Bruins (+2) at 718 Michigan State Spartans (-2); o/u 135
9:57 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 18, 2021
Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN
UCLA vs. Michigan State Betting Prediction
The underdog in this series is 4-1-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams, while the Bruins have covered in seven of their last 10 games when they’re a dog. The Spartans, meanwhile, are 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 games following an ATS loss, are 7-17 at the betting window in their last 24 games overall and are 2-5 against the number in their last seven NCAA tournament games as a favorite.
Michigan State is also 2-10 against the spread in its last 12 games as a favorite, is 1-5 against the number in its last six neutral site games as a favorite and 1-6 at the betting window in its last seven neutral site games.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: UCLA BRUINS +2