Sweet 16 Picks: UCLA vs Kentucky
The Sweet 16 round of the 2017 NCAA tournament looks as though it can be very intriguing. With plenty of upsets in the first weekend, anything can happen this week during the March Madness. We already took a look at the underdogs that could bite in the Sweet 16. We even mentioned the next big top seeded team that will fall. Of course we covered West Virginia vs Gonzaga. Now it is time to focus on one game in the Sweet 16 picks and that is the game between UCLA vs Kentucky.
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This has the making of one of the best games of the weekend. The college basketball odds makers also realize it could come down to the wire. The latest March Madness odds show that the Kentucky Wildcats opened at (-1.5) favorites and it has since changed dramatically. The latest odds now show that the UCLA Bruins are now (-1.5) favorites and that is mainly because 67% of the bets are on the Bruins, but will they win?
UCLA vs Kentucky Trends
Both teams have positive trends, but it is the negative ones that stand out. The Bruins are 3-10 against the spread (ATS) in their last 13 games against the SEC and the Wildcats are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games.
UCLA vs Kentucky Predictions
The Bruins is getting the attention at the betting window and that is mainly because the Bruins have already beaten the Wildcats. Early in December the Bruins beat Kentucky by five points. This time on a neutral court the Bruins are just small favorites. Both teams will score as they both average in the 90’s as the best scoring offenses in the league, but the edge is to Kentucky. Kentucky had five players score in the first game and although they lost, this will be a different outcome.