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2023 March Madness: UCLA’s Odds to Make Final Four, Win Tournament

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It took a sweat, but UCLA is two steps away from the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament.

The Bruins are among the favorites to win March Madness, too, after their nail-biting win over Northwestern on Saturday night.

UCLA’s odds to win the NCAA Tournament are third-best at BetMGM at +750.

That trails just Houston and Alabama — the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country, according to KenPom.

Curiously, at FanDuel, UCLA isn’t the favorite to get out of their region and make the Final Four. That honor goes to Connecticut, which is the slight favorite to eke out UCLA.

UCLA is +185 to make the Final Four while UConn sits at +170.

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To reach further stages, the Bruins will have to take down a solid Gonzaga team in a rematch of 2006’s Sweet 16 matchup, in which UCLA stole the ball down by one with 13 seconds left to win the game.

That was after being down by as much as 17 points in the second half. UCLA scored the last 11 points of the game in a 73-71 win.

Famously, then-Gonzaga forward Adam Morrison fell to the ground crying after the final buzzer went off. Then-UCLA guard Arron Afflalo consoled Morrison as he cried on the floor.

If UCLA can get past the Sweet 16, it’d need to beat either Connecticut or Arkansas.

Connecticut is UCLA’s biggest competition in the region. KenPom regards UConn to be the fourth-best team in the country — with UCLA third.

For more Action Network coverage of the 2023 NCAA Tournament, check out the latest college basketball odds, as well as the public betting percentage breakdowns for all of the 2023 NCAA Tournament games.

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