Second-seeded Alabama looks to win a third game in the East Region when it faces 11th-seeded UCLA (20-9) on Sunday in a Sweet 16 matchup in Indianapolis.
UCLA had to win three games to get here – beating Michigan State, BYU, and getting a monster break with 14-seed Abilene Christian beating Texas – and it’s all working.
Las Vegas bookmakers have listed the following line on today’s game.
Alabama Crimson Tide (-6.5) Over/ Under 145.5
The Crimson Tide (26-6) are attempting to join the 2004 squad as the lone teams in school history to reach the Elite Eight. The 2004 team was a No. 8 seed and it posted a stunning second-round upset of top-seeded Stanford along the way.
These two teams last met back in 2014 when Alabama won 56-50 at home. Ricky Tarrant led the victors with 24 points while the Bruins got 16 from Bryce Alford. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Crimson Tide to UCLA.
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- Crimson Tide are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Crimson Tide are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Crimson Tide are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite.
- Crimson Tide are 23-10 ATS in their last 33 games following an ATS win.
- Bruins are 10-21 ATS in their last 31 neutral site games as an underdog.
Alabama is one of the best offensive teams in the country, averaging 79.7 points per game. They finished with 96 points in their last game, making 53 percent of their field goals and 48.5 percent of their three-pointers.
The UCLA bruins played well their first 3 games of the tournament but this will be their toughest test against the high powered Crimson Tide who should pull away late in this one to cover the (-6.5)