UCLA vs. Michigan State Odds & Pick: Big Money Hits Total in NCAA Tournament (March 18)

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  • Michigan State is a small favorite over UCLA in Thursday's First Four NCAA Tournament game.
  • The public is evenly split on the total, but the money isn't.
  • See how sharp bettors have bet UCLA vs. Michigan State.

UCLA vs. Michigan State Odds

UCLA Odds +2
Michigan State Odds -2
Over/Under 135
Time  9:57 p.m. ET
TV TBS

UCLA vs. Michigan State is the type of matchup we expect to see in the NCAA Tournament. However, most fans and bettors think of it as a second weekend game as opposed to a First Four matchup.

Because UCLA vs. Michigan State is a contest of two very high-profile programs and is Thursday night’s final First Four matchup, the betting interest for this game should be huge. But as we document often in our PRO Report articles, the “size” of a game doesn’t necessarily translate to value.

With this in mind, here’s how the market’s sharpest college basketball bettors are getting down on UCLA vs. Michigan State.

UCLA vs. Michigan State Pick

Sharp Action

When it comes to tracking sharp betting action across the market, UCLA vs. Michigan State is about as textbook as it gets.