Last Updated on March 21, 2021

This. Is. March. What a wild finish to the end of the second day of March Madness, as Abilene Christian defeated Texas 53-52 to advance to the second round. This marks yet another 12-or-lower seed to win in the first round, and yet another top five seed goes down early. The 14th-seeded Abilene Christian basketball team will move on and face UCLA, who upset BYU earlier on Saturday.

Let’s take a look at Abilene Christian vs. UCLA odds in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, what else you can wager in for March Madness, and more.



Abilene Christian Upsets Texas, Set to take on UCLA in the Second Round

Down goes the Longhorns of Texas, this time in the first round to 14th-seed Abilene Christian. In what was a treacherous performance on the offensive side of the floor for Texas, they committed 23 turnovers and had nearly 25 less shot attempts than Abilene Christian. That is what happens in March, as college basketball becomes unpredictable at times. Abilene Christian moves on to the second round to face UCLA.

The ever-popular sign of disrespect in sports is the “horns down” sign, which was certainly deserved by Texas after being defeated by Abilene Christian. They will face off against UCLA, and are certainly underdogs as UCLA has already won two games and have two star scorers.


UCLA vs. Abilene Christian Odds – NCAA Tournament 2021

Two upsets in the first round lead to an awesome 14-vs-11 seed matchup in the second round as UCLA will take on Abilene Christian. UCLA is without a doubt the favorite, but by how much? Let’s take a look at the odds for the second round battle.

Who do you think the betting public will be wagering on for this contest? The good news is, we will be able to tell with the public betting consensus, here.

Abilene Christian vs. UCLA Betting Odds

Here’s a look at the opening odds between Abilene Christian and UCLA, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Abilene Christian +5 +175 o132.5
UCLA -5 -210 u132.5

UCLA opens at 5-point favorites over Abilene Christian, and the initial movement may cause it to rise even further. Be sure to hop in and wager before the odds movement occurs.

As of late Saturday night in the futures market, Abilene Christian was +30000 to win the NCAA Tournament, and UCLA was +7500, on William Hill Sportsbook.


Bet on UCLA vs. Abilene Christian NCAA Tournament 2021

For the second round matchup between UCLA and Abilene Christian, you are able to wager on the normal betting markets. But with two potential cinderella stories in the making, you can also wager on both teams to win in many different markets on DraftKings Sportsbook. Here’s a look at some of the betting markets available.

  • Spread
  • Total
  • Moneyline
  • To Win NCAA Tournament
  • To Make Sweet 16
  • To Make Elite 8
  • To Make Final Four
  • Region Winner

Looking for more college basketball betting odds? Here’s a look at four more potential cinderella stories with upsets advancing and having long odds in the second round:


Action Rush Staff