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    A spot in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament West Region bracket is on the line when the No. 2 seed UCLA Bruins (30-5) meet the No. 7 seed Northwestern Wildcats (22-11) on Saturday at 8:40 PM on TNT. UCLA has been installed as a 7.5-point favorite to win this second round matchup.

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    How do I watch Bruins vs. Wildcats?

    • Game Day: Saturday, March 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:40 PM ET
    • TV Channel: TNT
    • Location: Sacramento, California
    • Arena: Golden 1 Center

    Betting Lines for Bruins vs. Wildcats

    UCLA vs Northwestern Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    UCLA -7.5 127.5

    UCLA Betting Stats & Information

    • UCLA has a 29-2 record in games when it was listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 93.5% of those games).
    • The Bruins have played in 21 games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -362 or shorter and won each time.
    • The Bruins have a 20-14-1 record against the spread this season.
    • The Wildcats are 2-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs.
    • UCLA’s average point total in outings this year is 134.3, 6.8 points higher than the over/under in this game.

    Northwestern Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Northwestern has been the underdog 16 times and won nine, or 56.2%, of those games.
    • The Wildcats have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +285 odds on them winning this game.
    • The Wildcats are 20-13-0 against the spread this season.
    • The Wildcats are 2-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs.
    • The average point total for Northwestern this season is three points higher than this game’s over/under.

    UCLA vs. Northwestern Season Stat Comparison

    UCLA Rank UCLA AVG Northwestern AVG Northwestern Rank
    118th 74.3 Points Scored 67.9 274th
    6th 60.1 Points Allowed 62.6 18th
    120th 32.6 Rebounds 32.1 157th
    39th 10.3 Off. Rebounds 8.9 140th
    311th 6.1 3pt Made 7.7 135th
    83rd 14.4 Assists 12.8 196th
    10th 9.4 Turnovers 9.1 7th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    UCLA Bruins Leaders

    • The Bruins leader in points and rebounds is Jaime Jaquez Jr., who scores 17.3 points and pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game.
    • Tyger Campbell is UCLA’s best passer, distributing 4.8 assists per game while scoring 13.4 PPG.
    • David Singleton leads the Bruins in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of two shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Northwestern Wildcats Leaders

    • The Wildcats’ Boo Buie puts up enough points (17.3 per game) and assists (4.5 per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.
    • Matthew Nicholson’s stat line of 5.3 rebounds, 6 points and 1.2 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Northwestern rebounding leaderboard.
    • Chase Audige knocks down two three-pointers per game, the most on the Wildcats.

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