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Michigan State Spartans vs UCLA Bruins: Don Best NCAAB March Madness Odds for 3/18/2021

The Michigan State Spartans (15-12) and the UCLA Bruins (17-9) will play on Thursday with a spot in the Round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament bracket up for grabs. Michigan State has been named a 2.5-point favorite for this First Four matchup, which starts at 9:57 PM ET, live on TBS.

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Michigan State vs UCLA Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Michigan State -2.5 -105 -115 134 -110 -110 -145 125

ATS Records for Michigan State and UCLA

Michigan State and UCLA Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 2.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Michigan State 13-11 6-5 27-0
UCLA 11-13-1 4-9 25-0

Michigan State Leaders

  • Aaron Henry leads the Spartans in scoring (15.3 per game) and assisting (3.5 per game).
  • Michigan State's rebounding leader is Joey Hauser, who pulls down 5.7 per game.
  • Gabe Brown averages 1.4 threes per game to pace the Spartans.
  • Henry leads the team with 1.3 steals per game. Marcus Bingham Jr. collects 1.3 blocks a game to pace the Spartans.

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UCLA Leaders

  • Johnny Juzang outpaced his teammates on the Bruins scoring front by putting up 14.0 points per game. He adds 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game this season.
  • The Bruins leaders in rebounds and assists are Jaime Jaquez Jr. (6.0 rebounds per game) and Tyger Campbell (5.6 assists per game).
  • Juzang is the top three-point shooter for the Bruins, hitting 1.9 threes per game.
  • Nobody on UCLA grabs more steals than Jaquez (1.2 per game) or blocks more shots than Jalen Hill (1.0 per game).

Michigan State vs UCLA: Last 2 Meetings

The Spartans are 2-0 against the Bruins in the last two meetings between the two teams. In those games against the Spartans, the Bruins have a 1-0 record against the spread.

Michigan State vs UCLA (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
11/27/2019 Michigan State -13.5 142 -1306 +755 Regular Season 75-62 MSU
11/22/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 87-67 MSU

Points Insights

  • The Spartans record just 0.5 more points per game (69) than the Bruins give up (68.5).
  • When Michigan State scores more than 68.5 points, it is 11-2 overall and 10-0 against the spread.
  • UCLA is 6-7 overall and 2-9-1 against the spread when giving up more than 69 points.
  • The Bruins score an average of 72.8 points per game, just 2.2 more points than the 70.6 the Spartans give up to opponents.
  • In games it scores more than 70.6 points, UCLA is 8-0-1 against the spread and 12-4 overall.
  • Michigan State has an ATS record of 2-9 and a 3-8 record overall when its opponents score more than 72.8 points.
  • The Spartans have a negative point differential on the season (-41 total points, -1.6 per game), while the Bruins have scored 113 more points than their opponents (4.3 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Spartans and the Bruins are similar rebounding teams, with the squads averaging and 36.6 and 34.3 rebounds per game, respectively.
  • The Spartans are 11-6 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Bruins are 3-4-1 when they lose the battle on the glass.
  • The Spartans average 10.6 offensive boards per game, more than the Bruins by one rebound per contest.
  • When the Spartans grab the most offensive rebounds they are 8-8 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, the Bruins are 4-4.
  • Rebounding has been a pillar for both teams this year. Michigan State records an average rebounding margin of +3.5 rebounds per game. UCLA averages a margin of +4.7 rebounds.

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