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Kentucky vs. UCLA
In the second batch of the Sweet 16 matchups on Friday, one of the most intriguing games will feature two of the most decorated schools in NCAA history. It is the second meeting of the season between the two teams with UCLA taking the first showdown in early December in Lexington, Ky.
That win came in the Bruins first-ever trip to Rupp Arena, which also snapped a 42-game home winning streak for the Wildcats, They had all five of their starters in double figure scoring while shooting 53.0 percent from the field.
UCLA boast the country’s best scoring offense at 90.2 points per game led by star freshman point guard Lonzo Ball. They have won 12 out of their last 13 games while cruising to wins in each of the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have been an average team ATS holding a 17-18-0 record.
Meanwhile, Kentucky has quietly been one of the top team’s in the nation over the last month behind the No.9 scoring offense at 85.2 points per game. Head coach John Calipari's team is led by star freshman guard Malik Monk, who is averaging 20.2 points per game.
The Wildcats are currently the hottest team in the nation holding a 13-game winning streak, which is the longest mark of any team left in the tournament. The Wildcats are just above .500 ATS with a 18-17-1 record.
- BEST BET: UCLA -1
- VALUE BET (Over 165)
-If We had $50 to play with we would take the spread with UCLA in what should be a high scoring affair between the two collegiate powerhouses.