Last Updated on March 19, 2021
The First Four is in the books, which means the very next college basketball game we will see is the first round of the NCAA Tournament! After a terrific night of basketball, UCLA finished the nightcap with an overtime win over Michigan State to advance to face off against BYU. Traditionally, a six seed is a favorite over the 11 seed, but UCLA is not your typical 11 seed.
Let’s take a look at the UCLA vs. BYU odds, picks, and more for the first round of March Madness.
UCLA wins First Round, Set to play BYU
UCLA outlasts Michigan State in overtime. The Bruins will face BYU Saturday night in the First Round.
— Norma Gonzalez (@sltribbyu) March 19, 2021
Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
When: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 9:40 PM EST
Watch: CBS, March Madness App
That was an incredible overtime win for UCLA! They will face fellow west coast team BYU in the first round. This will be a close one, but with Juzang’s status in doubt, will BYU win in this matchup?
UCLA probably in deep trouble vs BYU if Juzang is really hurt. Impressive comeback. Izzo blew a 12-point 2nd half lead. Badly needs to recruit a point guard
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) March 19, 2021
BYU vs. UCLA Odds
With the conclusion of the first four, UCLA will face BYU in the first round. Here’s a look at the opening odds, courtesy of William Hill Sportsbook.
This will certainly be a closer matchup than most six vs. 11 matchups, as UCLA is not the normal 11 seed that you may see in the NCAA Tournament. With BYU favored, it is expected that the public will likely wager on UCLA, given the prestige of the program and national recognition. Bet on BYU vs. UCLA before the lines move at William Hill Sportsbook.
Don’t forget to keep track of who the public is betting in March Madness to gain a sports betting edge.
NCAA Tournament 2021 Picks – BYU vs. UCLA
The odds for BYU vs. UCLA have been released, and here is a look at our betting picks for the spread, moneyline, and total. This is set to be a terrific game, as it is not a normal 6 vs. 11. That makes for a terrific night of betting, let’s take a look.
In the NCAA tournament, BYU has faced UCLA more than any other opponent; Saturday's game will be BYU's fifth tourney meeting with the Bruins.
The Pac-12 has provided more tourney opponents for BYU than any other conference; Saturday will be BYU's ninth game against a P12 team.
— Greg Wrubell (@gregwrubell) March 19, 2021
UCLA vs. BYU Picks
Odds courtesy of William Hill.
- UCLA +3.5
- UCLA ML +145
Make sure to bet the odds before they shift at William Hill Sportsbook.
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