Alabama vs UCLA Bet: 2021 March Madness Sweet 16 Pick & Prediction

Alabama vs UCLA Bet: 2021 March Madness Sweet 16 Pick. The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is in the books and we are onto the Sweet 16! 

There was a lot of hype surrounding this Alabama team prior to the tournament, and they have only backed it up. The Crimson Tide first beat a dangerous Iona team, then put up 96 points in the win over Maryland. 

After a win in the First Four, UCLA has found a way to keep winning, after losing the four games prior to the tournament. Despite having a play-in game, the Bruins arguably had the easiest path to the Sweet 16, defeating Michigan State, BYU and Abilene Christian. 

What can we expect from either team in this Alabama vs UCLA matchup? Let’s take a look.  


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Alabama vs UCLA Bet: 2021 March Madness Sweet 16

Alabama Crimson Tide (-6) vs. UCLA Bruins

Alabama -6.5 (-110) at SugarHouse NJ

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Alabama -6.5 vs. UCLA (NCAA Tournament Sweet 16)

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While Alabama’s offense stole the show last game, their defense is actually their strong point. According to KenPom, the Crimson Tide have the nation’s third-ranked defensive efficiency. If their defense shows up, along with their offense at the country’s 12th-fastest tempo, they will be among the most dangerous teams remaining. 

UCLA has shot pretty well in the NCAA Tournament, while grabbing 20 offensive rebounds over the past two games to give themselves extra possessions. However, this is the best defense they have faced, and Alabama averages 40.5 rebounds per game, so the offensive boards likely won’t be as common. 

Look for Jaden Shackelford to keep his hot shooting going, after leading Alabama with 21 points on 54.5% shooting against Maryland, a better defensive team than UCLA.


Even if your bracket is already busted, you can still get in the game. Read all of our 2021 March Madness betting picks and 2021 NCAA Tournament predictions.

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