Akron vs UCLA Predictions – 2022 March Madness NCAA Tournament First Round Game
Akron vs UCLA College Basketball 2022 March Madness NCAA Tournament First Round game preview, prediction and best bets for Thursday.
Akron vs UCLA Odds:
The March Madness NCAA Tournament First Round officially tips off this Thursday, March 16th and I’m pumped up because I’m going to give you these 3 ways to crush the books.
The first way is going to be on this Akron vs UCLA game that’s starts at 9:50pm et at the Moda Center in Portland.
UCLA opened up as a -15.5 point favorite, but the public action was all over Akron, which moved that betting line to UCLA now as a -13.5 point favorite against the spread. The over/under is currently at 128 total points.
Akron Zips Preview:
Akron comes into this game red hot winning their last eight games in a row including winning the MAC championship game 75-55 against Kent State on Saturday.
The Zips forward, Enrique Freeman dropped 23 points and 8 rebounds. Now all eyes will be on Freeman because he’ll need a giant performance for Akron to have any chance of pulling off a miracle upset. This season, Freeman averages double-double and our player prop of the day is going to actually be on him.
If you want free access to this player prop, then text “prop” to 702-234-0597. I’m personally doubling down on this player prop, so you should definitely follow it. My 1-unit props haven’t been so hot all month long, but my 2-Unit and 3-Unit props have been cashing in big.
This one will be a 2-Unit move so definitely keep that in mind. As per reports, Bryan Trimble Jr. who played in only ten games this season and average 10 points per game is still out since the beginning of March due to personal reasons.
Akron on the road this season have the ninth best defense in the nation that’s only giving up an average of 62.7 points per game.
On the road offensively, the Zips are scoring an average of 67.8 points per game.Akron is 7-1 against the spread in their last 8 games and the total has gone over in 4 of the Zips last 5 games.
UCLA Bruins Preview:
the UCLA Bruins come into this game 25-7 overall, 15-5 in Pac-12 conference play and 8-4 on the road. They’ve won 8 of their last 12 games, but unfortunately with a 10-point lead they couldn’t finish off the Arizona Wildcats to take home the Pac-12 Tournament win over the weekend.
In that matchup against Arizona, Jaime Jaquez Jr and Jules Bernard combined for 37 of the 76 points scored.
If they want any chance to cover this -13.5 point spread and then continue their road to the Final Four again, then they’ll need to shot better from 3-point land. They shot just 5 of 22 from 3-point land last game, so this first round game those stats should definitely be much better.
On the road, the Bruins are putting up an average of 71.7 points per game while giving up an average 66.1 point per game on defense.
UCLA is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games and the total has gone over in 5 of the Bruins last 6 games.
College Basketball Picks and Predictions:
In this Akron vs UCLA Thursday Night College Basketball March Madness Tournament First Round game, I’m taking the UCLA Team Total to go over the 71 Points and laying the -115 price.
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