UCLA vs. Northwestern decide: March Madness predictions, odds, greatest bets

Check out why we predict the UCLA Bruins NCAA Tournament expertise will assist them prevail over the Northwestern Wildcats.

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UCLA (-7.5) over Northwestern

Jaylen Clark’s absence might in the end forestall the Bruins from successful their first nationwide title since 1995, however this battle-tested group with Final Four expertise will nonetheless make noise within the match.

Only an elite offense can do injury in opposition to a UCLA protection that also ranks among the many nation’s greatest. Northwestern doesn’t come near qualifying.

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The Wildcats’ poor taking pictures — ranked 286th in true taking pictures proportion — and lack of playmaking will lead to a number of multi-minute scoreless stretches.