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.

This matchup comes after an awesome promotion where bettors were able to get MSU at ridiculous odds, but the focus turns to UCLA against BYU for the other 6/11 matchup.

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

What a college basketball game from UCLA, as they won in overtime, and they’ll move on to face BYU in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

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?

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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.

Team Spread Moneyline Total
UCLA +3.5 +145 o138
BYU -3.5 -170 u138

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.

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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.

UCLA vs. BYU Picks

Odds courtesy of William Hill.

  • UCLA +3.5
  • UCLA ML +145
  • o138

Make sure to bet the odds before they shift at William Hill Sportsbook.

Looking for more NCAA Tournament action? Check out our Wisconsin vs. UNC breakdown, here.


Action Rush Staff