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UCLA vs Gonzaga Prop Bets

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
@FAmmiranteTFJ
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2023

UCLA vs Gonzaga has the makings of a classic in the Sweet 16. We’ve got an elite defense in UCLA (second) clashing with a high-powered offense in Gonzaga (first), per KenPom.

It’s the proverbial unstoppable force vs an immovable object here, making it an intriguing matchup for props. In this article, we’ll provide a game, team, and player prop for the Bruins vs Zags.

Let’s dive into UCLA vs Gonzaga prop bets and predictions for the Sweet 16.

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

UCLA vs Gonzaga Prop Odds

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Note: CBB odds mentioned in this article for UCLA vs Gonzaga were used from DraftKings Sportsbook, unless otherwise noted, and are current as of Tuesday, March 21 at noon ET.

UCLA vs Gonzaga Game Props

UCLA vs Gonzaga: 1st Half Under 68 Points (-110) DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I’m banking on UCLA’s defense overcoming Gonzaga’s offense in this matchup. Look for the Bruins to dictate the pace of this game.

They’re one of the slowest teams in the nation, ranking 253rd in pace this season.

That bodes well for the first-half Under here. We could see UCLA slow the game down and take a more conservative approach to start off this matchup.

Ride with the first-half Under in my CBB pick of the day.

UCLA vs Gonzaga Team Props

Gonzaga: Under 72.5 Points (-120) DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

We’ve discussed how UCLA has an elite defense while playing at a slow pace. What’s even more encouraging for this prop is that the Bruins have held opponents to fewer than 73 points in an astonishing 30 of their last 31 games.


Read all of our UCLA vs Gonzaga betting tips


I understand that UCLA hasn’t faced an offense as good as Gonzaga’s top-ranked unit, but this is still a high bar to clear given the Bruins’ impressive body of work. This wager also has a strong correlation with my first-half Under play.

UCLA vs Gonzaga Player Props

Drew Timme: Under 28.5 Pts + Reb + Ast (-120) DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Timme averaged 21.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game this season. However, I’m projecting him to go below this number because of UCLA’s elite defense, even though it’s lower than his seasonal averages.

That’s because UCLA has the perfect combination of stout defense (second) per KenPom) and slow pace (253rd). This will make it difficult for Timme to get Over this number.

It’s also positive that this wager has a strong correlation with my other two selections.

Author

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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