2023 NCAA Tournament Northwestern vs. UCLA prediction, odds, line, spread, start time: Top model reveals picks for Saturday's Second Round Contest
A second-round matchup in the West region of the 2023 NCAA Tournament has the No. 7 seed Northwestern Wildcats squaring off against the No. 2 UCLA Bruins on Saturday evening at 8:40 p.m. ET. UCLA is favored by 7.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 126.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
Before making any Northwestern vs. UCLA picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters the 2023 NCAA Tournament 79-53 on all-top rated college basketball picks this season, returning nearly $1,300 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
The model knows UCLA senior guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. is a talented scorer who uses his speed and burst to break down the defense. Jaquez Jr. owns good ball fakes and has a knack for drawing contact. The California native leads the team in both points (17.3) and rebounds (8.1). In his last game against UNC Asheville, he finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, and five steals.
The model also knows Northwestern senior guard Boo Buie has been a smooth and agile playmaker in the backcourt. Buie isn't afraid to put the ball on the deck and attack the lane. The New York native averages a team-high 17.3 points with 4.5 assists per contest. In the first-round win over Boise State, Buie notched 22 points, five boards, and five assists.
Now, the model has set its sights on Northwestern vs. UCLA. It is leaning Over on the total and it also says one side of the spread has ALL the value! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.
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