Kent State Vs UCLA Line & TV InfoJosh Bailey
UCLA battles Kent State in Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17. The game takes place at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA with tip-off scheduled for 9:57 pm ET.
UCLA opened as a -17 favorite and since have been bet up to 18-point favorites. The total in this game is at 161.5.
While this could be UCLA’s year to win the NCAA Basketball National Title, let’s find out which of the two teams you should bet on ATS in the first round of March Madness action.
Kent State Golden Flashes Vs UCLA Bruins Line & TV Info
Kent State has a 22-13 straight up record. The Golden Flashes are 16-13-2 against the spread. UCLA has a 29-4 straight up record. The Bruins are 16-17 against the spread this season.
What: No.14 Kent State Golden Flashes (22-13) vs No.3 UCLA Bruins (29-4)
When: Friday, March 20, 2017
Start Time: 9:57 PM ET
Where: Sacramento, California
Stadium: Golden 1 Center
Spread: UCLA -18
Moneyline: Kent State +2000 vs UCLA -4000
Game Total: 161.5
Listen: Kent State vs UCLA
Bet Kent State +18 Because…
Kent State has been terrific both straight up and against the spread in their last 10 games. The Golden Flashes have gone 9 and 1 straight up in their last 10. Against the spread, they’ve gone 8 and 2. Kent State has covered ATS in their last 4.
Bet UCLA -18 Because…
UCLA has the best offense in college hoops. The Bruins average a ridiculous 90.4 points per game. That ranks first in college basketball. UCLA is also ranked first in college basketball in field goal percentage per game at 51.9%. Led by freshman sensation Lonzo Ball, UCLA shoots 40.5% from three.
Kent State Vs UCLA Pick & Final Score Prediction
I like UCLA as one of my sure things against the spread in Round 1. Ball is the best college basketball player I’ve seen in a long time. But, Ball, who averages 14.6 points, 6 boards, and 7.7 assists per game, isn’t a lone star.
T.J. Leaf is one of the best college basketball players in the nation as well. The 6’ 10” forward leads the Bruins in scoring per game at 16.2. He also averages over 8 boards per.
UCLA should score at will versus Kent State. The Golden Flashes allow over 72 points per game. Although the point total allowed doesn’t look horrible, you mustn’t forget that Kent State plays against teams like Akron, Ohio, and Bowling Green.
Kent State’s quality of opponents can’t touch UCLA’s. I think the Bruins roll the Golden Flashes on Friday night.