What are the odds of Michigan State basketball playing UCLA?
The Spartans are listed at William Hill Sportsbook as two-point favorites in its latest UCLA vs. Michigan State odds, with the over-under for total points scored set at 133.5. Before making any Michigan State vs. UCLA picks, check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
Is UCLA vs Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament 2021?
Now, the model has set its sights on Michigan State vs. UCLAin the NCAA Tournament 2021. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for UCLA vs. Michigan State:
What are UCLA’s odds of making March Madness?
The UCLA Bruins look for redemption, as they haven’t made March Madness since 2017. Michigan State and UCLA haven’t played each other often, but UCLA hold the all-time edge six to four. Find the best odds, here!
What are Michigan State’s odds of making March Madness?
The Michigan State Spartans are fighting to compete in March Madness after losing in the National Semi-Final in 2019. The UCLA Bruins look for redemption, as they haven’t made March Madness since 2017. Michigan State and UCLA haven’t played each other often, but UCLA hold the all-time edge six to four. Find the best odds, here!
Who is favored in the Michigan UCLA game?
William Hill Sportsbook lists the Wolverines as 6.5-point favorites, while the over-under for total points scored is 136 in the latest Michigan vs. UCLA odds.
What are the odds for the UCLA game?
Caesars Sportsbook lists the Bruins as 13.5-point favorites in the latest UCLA vs. Akron odds, while the over-under is 128.5.
Is MSU favored to win?
Michigan State is a 1.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
What seed was UCLA in 2021?
In 2021, the Bruins were selected as a No. 11 seed and competed in the First Four, winning five straight games and making a run to the Final Four. UCLA is coming off a loss to Arizona – which earned a No. 1 seed in the South region – in the Pac-12 championship game Saturday.
Is UCLA favored to win today?
UCLA is a 2.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
Is UCLA out of March Madness?
UCLA’s March Madness run ends in heartbreaking Sweet 16 loss to North Carolina. UCLA guard Jules Bernard, and guard Russell Stong IV hug after the Bruins’ 73-66 loss to North Carolina in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament on Friday.
Who will win Davidson or Michigan St?
Caesars Sportsbook lists the Spartans as 1-point favorites in the latest Michigan State vs. Davidson odds. The total for points scored is set at 140.5.
How much is Michigan State favored?
The Spartans are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Michigan State vs. Pitt odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 55.5.
What are the odds of the Michigan State game?
Odds Shark: Duke 80.6, Michigan State 66.2.
How often do 11 seeds make the Elite 8?
Sweet 16: Of the 24 teams to reach this round, nine of them continued to the next. Eight out of the last 10 Sweet 16’s included an 11-seed. Elite 8: Only 6% make it this far.
How far did UCLA make it in 2021?
The Bruins’ surprise trip to the Final Four as a No. 11 seed in 2021 was their first since 2008, and they spent most of this season as a contender to make their way back. The selection committee pegged UCLA as a No. 4 seed and provided them a first round matchup against No.
Has UCLA ever won a national championship?
UCLA’s roster turnover before the 1964-65 season After UCLA went 30-0 in the 1963-64 season and won its first national championship, the Bruins lost eight players from their roster, most notably second-leading scorer Walt Hazzard, who was the second pick in the 1964 NBA Draft.
Keys for UCLA
UCLA is hoping that this year’s Tournament isn’t a carbon copy of its most recent berth. In the 2018 NCAA Tournament, the Bruins likewise entered as an 11-seed and were slotted into the First Four, in which UCLA fell 65-58 to St. Bonaventure.
Keys for Michigan State
Even with the understanding that this season was a roller-coaster to endure, the 2020-21 campaign was definitely an underperformance by Michigan State’s standards. Its .556 win percentage was its worst in 32 seasons, as the Spartans hadn’t won a smaller share of their games since 1988-89 (.545).
These two storied programs aren’t that familiar with the First Four, as this will be UCLA’s second appearance (first in 2018) and the first for Michigan State. The Spartans haven’t had much success as of late in West Lafayette, with five straight losses and nine losses in their last 13 games at Mackey Arena.
UCLA vs. Michigan State: Odds, spread and lines
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UCLA vs. Michigan State: Three things to know
The Bruins enter on a 4-game skid. They closed the regular season with losses at Colorado, at Oregon and in the finale to USC at home on a last-second shot. They were then eliminated by Oregon State 83-79 in their first game of the Pac-12 Tournament. The Bruins, who were 5.5-point favorites, blew a 16-point, first-half lead to the Beavers.
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Michigan State vs UCLA Broadcast
Date: Thursday, March 18
Game Time: 9:57 pm ET
Venue: Mackey Arena,West Lafayette, IN
Why UCLA Will Win
The first round loss to Oregon State in the Pac-12 Tournament doesn’t seem quite so bad now – the Beavers won the thing.
Why Michigan State can cover
Before the setback against Maryland, the Spartans had been on a very impressive run. They went 3-1 against top-five teams in the final three weeks, beating Illinois, Ohio State and Michigan. MSU is 26-22-1 against the spread in NCAA Tournament games since 2003, and it plays with the unselfishness and discipline Tom Izzo favors.
Why UCLA can cover
The underdog is 4-1-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between the teams, and the balanced offense and tenacious defense of UCLA can be a formidable combination. The Bruins ranked as high as 21st at midseason, and they lost to Oregon State in overtime and rival USC by one point to close the season.
How to make UCLA vs. Michigan State picks
The model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 141 points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
UCLA vs. Michigan State
Appelbaum: This East Region play-in game offers an interesting buy-low opportunity for contrarian bettors. Michigan State opened at a pick ’em or a short 1-point favorite depending on the book. The public sees Tom Izzo and is biased toward the Spartans, as they’ve watched Michigan State make countless deep runs over the past two decades.
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Michigan State vs UCLA Predictions and Picks
The Spartans have struggled this season against a stacked Big Ten. On the other hand, UCLA are a very pragmatic, if not spectacular team. Two of the nation’s most recognizable programs are set to put on a great match.
Why Might the Michigan State Spartans Win?
The Michigan State Spartans have had a tough season. Not only have they had to manage the COVID-19 pandemic like every other school in the country, but they had to compete in one of the toughest conferences in the country.
Why Might the UCLA Bruins Win?
The Bruins didn’t exactly end their season on a high. Not only did they lose seen of their last twelve games, the fell to the eventual winners Oregon State in the Pac-12 Tournament.
Spartans Key Player: (F) Aaron Henry
Junior forward Aaron Henry is the man to watch for the Spartans. He came alive in the middle of the season, but he lost consistency toward the tail end of the season.
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What time is UCLA vs Michigan State?
The UCLA Bruins will square off in a battle of blue bloods against the Michigan State Spartans at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. at 9:57 p.m. ET on TBS in the final contest of the First Four field.
Is Michigan State going to be a down season in 2020?
Michigan State has routinely overproduced in the NCAA Tournament over the years, but they‘re having a down season in 2020-21. Of course, when the Spartans have been overlooked in the past, they have surprised, so don’t write them off.
Michigan State key players
Junior Aaron Henry leads the Spartans with 15.3 points per game. The 6-6 forward is tied with Joey Hauser with 5.7 rebounds per game. Josh Langford is an all-around player for the Spartans, and guard Rocket Watts leads Michigan State with 2.7 assists per game.
UCLA key players
Guard Johnny Juzang leads the Bruins with 14.0 points per game. Guard Jamie Jaquez averages 11.7 ppg. and 6.0 rpg. Tyger Campbell averages 10.5 points and 5.6 assists, and Jules Bernard averages 104 points per game. Forward Cody Riley averages 10.2 points and 5.2 rebounds.
Best individual matchup: Juzang vs. Henry
Juzang transferred to UCLA from Kentucky. He’s a dynamic scorer, but the Bruins are just 1-3 when he scores 20 or more points. With the Bruins using a four-guard lineup, Henry might slide up to guard Juzang. The Spartans are 6-1 when Henry scores 20 points or more.
UCLA vs. Michigan State stat to know
The Spartans are typically one of the best defending rebound teams in the country, but they averaged 26.7 rebounds per game this season. That’s down from last year’s average off 29.5, which was top-10 in the nation. Michigan State does not force a lot of turnovers, so limiting those second-chance points will be critical.
UCLA vs. Michigan State prediction
It’s a contrast in styles, and UCLA presents a challenge for the Spartans with their 3-point shooting. Michigan State committed 13 turnovers per game, so Watts and Langford will have to control the tempo. The Spartans can disrupt the Bruins with their typical physical style, and we like how Michigan State finished the season.