March Madness Betting Matchup: UCLA Bruins vs. Kentucky Wildcats

March Madness Betting Matchup: UCLA Bruins vs. Kentucky Wildcats
Date/Time: Friday, March 24 – 9:39 PM ET
Site: FedEx Forum – Memphis
TV Coverage: CBS

Basketball Betting Odds at BetAnySports

Pointspread: Kentucky -1
Total: 165 points

The Kentucky Wildcats like to think that they are a different team, and a better one, since they played UCLA Bruins last. And indeed, they are currently on a winning streak of 13 games as they come into Friday night’s encounter, which will tip off at approximately 9:39 PM ET at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. BetAnySports customers, who enjoy great Asian casino action with three no-download options, don’t have to fret if they miss the opening tip, because they can get right into the action in real time when they take advantage of what Live Betting Ultra has to offer.

UCLA is 31-4 straight-up, and it is obviously quite an improvement over last year’s 15-17 season. Of course, the difference-makers have been freshmen. Lonzo Ball, who many people are touting to be the top pick in the NBA draft, knows how to fill out a stat sheet, as he has averaged 14.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 7.6 assists. And TJ Leaf, a native of Israel who grew up in California, averages 16.2 points per game, and for a 6-10 forward, he plays very well from the outside, hitting almost 46% of his triples. UCLA can run with the best of them, with the sixth-highest offensive tempo in the land, and they also are the best shooting team in the nation, hitting 40.6% of their three-point attempts and 59% of their two-pointers.

March Madness Betting Matchup: UCLA Bruins vs. Kentucky Wildcats

When John Calipari brings his team together each season, he has a rather different challenge on his hands, in that the key players are usually freshmen. This year is no exception. And Calipari has an outstanding duo in the backcourt. Malik Monk scored 47 points early in the schedule against North Carolina, and he is more of the pure scorer, while De’Aaron Fox has jet-like propulsion out of the point guard slot. Kentucky loves to run too, with an average possession length that is 13th-quickest in the country.

BetAnySports patrons got a lot of thrills when these teams met on December 3 in Lexington, and UCLA showed a lot of moxie by coming into one of the more storied arenas in the nation and registering a 97-92 victory. They hit ten triples and shot 53% overall. Meanwhile, Kentucky had an off-night, making only 41% of their shots. UCLA also had the rebounding edge, and both Fox and Monk admitted afterwards that they really didn’t have a proper matchup for Leaf, who scored 17 points and pulled down 13 boards. Ball was a little more erratic than usual in that game, committing six turnovers, but he is more polished now. In that game, six UCLA players scored in double figures, and that tells a lot of the story, as this team can throw a number of players at once onto the floor who can hit 40% or better from three-point range. Kentucky, on balance, has not been as industrious from beyond the arc, making only 35% for the season.

One concern about Kentucky is that, aside from the victory over North Carolina, they have fallen short when playing some of the other elite programs in the country. UCLA, of course, came and beat them at home, but so did Kansas, and Louisville and Florida have also taken the measure of the Wildcats. Does Calipari’s team have something to prove? We think they do.

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