Winning March Madness (First Four) Picks, News, Notes, and Odds For Thursday, March 8, 2018: UCLA Bruins vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies.

Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. produces it for Basketball Betting news and notes.

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The (21-11) and Number Eleven Seed UCLA Bruins of the PAC-Twelve Conference are in the “BUCKEYE STATE” for their first four matches.

UCLA takes on the (25-7) and 11th Seed St. Bonaventure Bonnies of the Atlantic-Ten.

Tip-off is 9:10 PM EST. The game is on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The teams will play at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio.

The Tru television network will broadcast the game. The UCLA Bruins narrowly makes the field, and their first order of business is to advance to after their first four showing since the format began.

UCLA has more higher-rated recruits than Tuesday’s opponent but will have their hands full.

St. Bonaventure is in a familiar setting as they play the Dayton Flyers at Tuesday’s site annually as both teams are members of the Atlantic-10 Conference.

The opening betting line has UCLA as a three and a half-point favorite against the spread on a neutral court. The betting odds total is not 154′ points for Tuesday’s game.


The UCLA Bruins are in the field for the second consecutive year. Head Coach, Steve Alford team, lost to Arizona in a tightly contested contest in the PAC-12 Tournament on Friday, March 9th.

UCLA is 2-5 straight up this season against teams that made it into the “BIG DANCE.” UCLA has four players scoring in double figures per games this season lead by guard Aaron Holiday with a little over twenty-points per contest.

The younger brother of former Bruins and current New Orleans Pelicans standout Dru Holiday also led the entire conference in scoring.

UCLA is known to play at a fast pace, and they score over 81.0 ppg which is among the highest in the nation.

At least the Bruins are playing in the nightcap which will give them a little more rest flying in from the West Coast.

The key to a Bruins wins to play with at a fast pace. However, they can’t take the Boonies for granted; they beat Rhode Island this season.

Bovada.Lv has the UCLA Bruins at +25,000 to win the 2018 Men’s College Basketball March Madness Tournament Championship.


The 2018 St. Bonaventure Bonnies got in the field after losing to Davidson in the Atlantic Ten Tournament semifinals.

St.Bonaventure is making their first appearance to the annual March Madness spectacle since 2012.

Head Coach Mark Schmidt is in his eleventh season on the bench at the Central New York Institute of higher learning and they their fan base will be in attendance.

St.Bonaventure also like to get up and down the court at a fast pace, but they don’t have the same caliber players as Tuesday’s opponent.

The Bonnies come into the tournament winning nine of their last ten going 6-4 against the spread in the same span.

Guard Jaylen Adams leads the team in scoring with 19.9 ppg and will be a matchup nightmare for the Bruins.

St. Bonaventure can’t allow UCLA to feed the basketball into the post with their talented interior players getting easy buckets.

The Bonnies seem ready for the “BIG STAGE.”

Bovada.Lv lists the 2018 St. Bonaventure Bonnies at +50,000 to win the March Madness Tournament Title.

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