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UCLA vs. UNC Asheville Odds, Opening Spread, Predictions for 2023 NCAA Tournament

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Pictured: Tyger Campbell #10 of the UCLA Bruins. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

UCLA vs. UNC Asheville Odds

UCLA Odds -2500
UNC Asheville Odds +1250
Opening Spread/Current Spread UCLA -19.5/UCLA -18
Over/Under 134.5
March Madness odds for UCLA-UNC Asheville via bet365.

With the men’s 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket finally set, March Madness is officially underway.

Find out how 2-seeded UCLA and 15-seeded UNC Asheville matchup statistically, plus how our college basketball betting experts are projecting this first-round matchup to play out.

UCLA vs UNC Asheville will tip off at 10:05 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 16 on truTV.

Statistical Matchup

UCLA UNC Asheville
230 Tempo 121
170 eFG% 69
26 TO% 182
32 R% 196
316 FTR 58
27 eFG% 33
11 TO % 298
142 R% 264
77 FTR 12
All statistics courtesy of ShotQuality.

Instant Analysis

UCLA is as sound of a team as they come. The Bruins lost only four games on the season, and they all came against viable opponents.

That said, UNC Asheville has Drew Pember and Tajion Jones, who can get hot from 3 and get to the free-throw line. UCLA ranks just 339th in getting to the strike on offense, so UNC Asheville could hold an edge here.

— D.J. James

For more coverage of the 2023 NCAA Tournament and Selection Sunday, make sure to check out our experts’ live reactions to the bracket reveal and the Selection Sunday live show, where you can get their instant analysis on every matchup as well as some early insights to help you make your bets.

Don’t forget to print out your 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket, as well — and while you’re there, enter the bet 365 Bracket Challenge content for your chance to win up to $10,000,000. Enter for free at

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