UAB vs. UCLA Odds
LOUISVILLE, KY (TheSpread) – Two double-digit seeds look to make a surprise trip to the Sweet 16 today when No. 11 UCLA faces No. 14 UAB at 12:10PM ET on CBS in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament.
UCLA is 21-13 on the season, 3-4 on a neutral floor and 18-16 against the spread. UAB is 20-15 overall, 4-3 on a neutral floor and 19-13 against the spread. UAB advanced to this game with a 60-59 upset win over No. 3 Iowa State on Thursday while UCLA picked up a 60-59 win over No. 6 SMU to reach the third round. These two actually met this season already, with UCLA getting an 88-76 win at UAB. The Blazers covered a 14-point spread in the loss and they hit the over of 140.5 points.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, UCLA is the favorite in this game, as the Bruins are getting odds of -6 points against UAB. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 133 points. This game will be played from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.
With Thursday’s win, UCLA has now won five of its last six games while going 8-2 against the spread in their last 10. The Bruins have hit the under in two straight and six of their last nine. UAB has now won four straight with the win over Iowa State. The Blazers have covered the spread in three straight while going 6-3 against the spread in their last nine. The Blazers have sided with the under as of late, hitting it in three of their last four and six of their last nine.