2022 Sweet Sixteen UCLA vs. North Carolina Betting Odds (03/25/2022)

2022 Sweet Sixteen UCLA vs. North Carolina Betting Odds (03-25-2022)

To be exact, UCLA and North Carolina are top-tier brands of the sport. The UCLA Bruins and North Carolina Tar Heels are as popular as any brand with the College Basketball lines. To summarize, the UCLA Bruins have won 11 national championships. Additionally, UCLA has a total of 19 Final Four berths. In like manner, North Carolina has eight national titles and 20 Final Four appearances. Concurrently, head coach Mick Cronin is quickly changing the narrative. In 2021, UCLA made the Final Four to regain lost glory and hope for their fans.

2022 March Madness Sweet Sixteen UCLA Bruins vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

Date and Time:Friday, March 25, 2022, 7:09 p.m. ET
Location:Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV Coverage:CBS
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
North Carolina+2½ (-110)141½ (-110)+120
UCLA-2½ (-110)141½ (-110)-140
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UCLA Bruins vs. North Carolina Tar Heels SBG Odds Overview

Three years ago, Mick Cronin was not the first online betting choice of UCLA when he was hired. However, that is no longer an issue in Westwood, where winning is the only thing. In 2022, Cronin produced the first Final Four at UCLA in 13 seasons. Cronin has caught the attention of media and gamblers from day one. To illuminate, he was the Pac-12 Coach of the Year award in 2020.

Specifically, the challenge for UCLA is that the Bruins won ten of their 11 national championships under the late John Wooden. Since Wooden’s final championship season before retirement in 1975, UCLA has had one national championship. So, is UCLA a Wooden brand or an actual national power? Gamblers debate the question endlessly.

UCLA Bruins Team Overview

Last time out for UCLA was a 72-56 payout against Saint Mary’s as 2.5-point favorites. The game went over a total of 126. UCLA beat Akron 57-53 as 13.5-point favorites in the first round. Accordingly, the game stayed under the College basketball lines total of 128. Late on, UCLA got the cash in five of its last eight games. Six of those eight games went over the total. Guard Johnny Juzang leads UCLA with 16.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.

As a result, the Bruins stand at 27-7 straight up, 18-15-1 against the spread, and 17-17 over/under the total. UCLA ranks 51st nationally for scoring offense, 65th for offensive rebounds, 45th for points allowed, and 118th for defensive rebounds.

North Carolina Tar Heels Team Overview

Last game North Carolina delivered a 93-86 overtime payout against defending national champion Baylor as 5.5-point favorites. The game cleared a total of 149. Previously the Tar Heels took out Marquette 95-63 as 4-point favorites. The game soared over the total of 153.5. North Carolina has seen the cashier’s cage in six of its last seven games. In comparison, five of the Tar Heels’ most recent seven games went over the number.

Thus, the Tar Heels stand at 26-9 straight up, 18-16-1 against the spread, and 21-13-1 over/under the total. Overall, UNC ranks 28th nationally for scoring offense, 14th for offensive rebounds, 279th for points allowed, and 65th for defensive rebounds. Namely, forward Armando Bacot averages 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.

UCLA Bruins vs. North Carolina Tar Heels SBG Free Picks

In this situation, UCLA is the more developed program with a vastly better defense.

North Carolina vs. UCLA SBG Best Bet: UCLA Bruins.