UCLA vs Gonzaga Predictions | Odds & Best Bets

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2023

One of the marquee Sweet 16 matchups for March Madness features a pair of West Coast schools fighting for the West Region title: UCLA and Gonzaga.

No. 2 seed UCLA survived a scare in their 68-63 win over No. 7 seed Northwestern in the Round of 32. Senior guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. led the way for the Bruins, dropping 24 points on 58% shooting from the field.

No. 3 seed Gonzaga also had a close game in their 84-81 victory over 6-seeded TCU. Senior forward Drew Timme carried the Zags with 28 points and eight rebounds.

Read on for more UCLA vs Gonzaga betting tips.

Frank Ammirante’s March Madness Betting Record: 12-17-1 (-4.99 units)

UCLA vs Gonzaga Odds

Note: CBB odds mentioned in this article for UCLA vs Gonzaga were used from DraftKings Sportsbook, unless otherwise noted, and are current as of March 20, at 10 a.m. EST.

  • Moneyline: UCLA (-125) • Gonzaga (+105)
  • Spread: UCLA -1.5 (-110) • Gonzaga +1.5 (-110)
  • Total: Over 145.5 (-110) • Under 145.5 (-110)

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UCLA vs Gonzaga Prediction

UCLA 72, Gonzaga 69

It’s a battle of offense vs defense here, per KenPom. We’ve got UCLA (second in Adjusted Defensive Efficiency) taking on Gonzaga (first in Adjusted Offensive Efficiency). Look for defense to prevail in a close win for the Bruins.

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UCLA vs Gonzaga Best Bets

UCLA Moneyline (-125) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Even though UCLA is only favored by 1.5 points, it feels more comfortable to take them on the moneyline. There’s a good chance that this game comes down to the last possession, so you don’t want to have to worry about a spread here.

Look for UCLA’s tenacious defense to do just enough to slow down Gonzaga’s high-powered offense in this matchup.

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UCLA vs Gonzaga: Under 145.5 Total Points (-110) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

While Gonzaga has the ability to approach 100 points on any given night, we’ll take the Under on this high bar because of UCLA’s defense. The Bruins have held seven of their last eight opponents to fewer than 70 points.

This wager has a strong correlation with UCLA on the moneyline because if the Bruins win, there’s a good chance that it’s in a lower-scoring game due to their defense.


Frank Ammirante

Frank Ammirante is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for 4for4 Football and RotoBaller. Frank is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association while maintaining an active presence within the community. He has competed in industry contests like the Scott Fish Bowl, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and more. Frank will be making his debut in Tout Wars this year. He's got a diverse sporting background, but specializes in football and baseball.

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