Pac-12 College Basketball Predictions & Picks Today – March 18

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 17, 2023

The Saturday postseason college basketball slate includes three games featuring a Pac-12 team in action. Among those contests is the Northwestern Wildcats taking on the UCLA Bruins. Here are our recomendations for the best bets on action throughout the conference.

Scroll down to find the best spread, total, and moneyline bets in the Pac-12 based on our computer projections and make your bets with DraftKings Sportsbook.

Spread Pick: UCLA (-7.5) vs Northwestern

Both DraftKings and the model expect UCLA to walk away with the victory, but the model spread (9.8) is 2.3 points further in their direction.

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ATS Record Favorite ATS Record Underdog ATS Record Home ATS Record Away ATS Record Conference ATS Record
UCLA 20-13-2 19-10-2 1-3-0 11-6-0 5-4-2 12-9-2
Northwestern 19-12-0 9-8-0 10-4-0 9-8-0 7-3-0 12-7-0

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Total Pick: Northwestern vs UCLA Over (126.5)

The model predicts a total 5.9 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

O-U-P Home O-U-P Away O-U-P Conference O-U-P
UCLA 16-18-0 8-9-0 4-6-0 8-14-0
Northwestern 12-19-0 4-13-0 6-4-0 9-10-0

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Moneyline Pick: UCLA (-345) vs Northwestern (+285)

Score Prediction: UCLA 71, Northwestern 61

ML Fave. Record ML Und. Record Home ML Fave. Record Home ML Und. Record Away ML Fave. Record Away ML Und. Record Conf. ML Fave. Record Conf. ML Und. Record
UCLA 26-2 1-3 14-0 0-0 8-1 1-1 19-1 0-2
Northwestern 13-4 8-6 9-3 4-1 2-0 4-4 3-3 8-5

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Today’s Pac-12 Schedule

Matchup Tournament Game Time TV Favorite Total
UCF (19-14) at Oregon (20-14) 7:30 PM ET
Northwestern (22-11) vs UCLA (30-5) 8:40 PM ET TNT UCLA (-7.5) 126.5
Utah Valley (26-8) at Colorado (18-16) 9:30 PM ET

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