UCLA Basketball Odds
UCLA has made 52 March Madness appearances and reached the Final Four 19 times—most recently in 2021. That makes the Bruins one of the most prolific programs in college basketball history.
A rabid fan base that extends from the team’s Southern California home all across the country should make the UCLA basketball team big betting favorites when legal and regulated California sports betting arrives.
Below, learn how to bet on UCLA basketball, including today’s Bruins game lines, Final Four and NCAA Championship odds and much more.
Today’s UCLA game lines
Here are the latest UCLA Bruins game lines, including moneylines, spreads, and totals for all upcoming UCLA basketball games:
UCLA National Championship/Pac-12 odds
Here are the current UCLA Bruins odds to win the Pac-12 or Pac-12 Tournament, make the NCAA tournament or win the National Championship:
Where to bet on UCLA games
While California may soon get legal and regulated sports betting, it isn’t here yet. But you can still bet on UCLA basketball as long as you’re willing to travel to one of California’s three neighbors.
Nevada, Arizona and Oregon all have sports betting that’s fully legal and regulated. While in-person registration is required in Nevada, you can download and install Arizona and Oregon sports betting apps here in California.
You can also sign up for an account, make a deposit and you’ll be ready to place a bet as soon as you step across the state line. Here’s how to do that at DraftKings Sportsbook, which is available in both states:
- Go to the DraftKings Sportsbook website and pick either the Arizona or Oregon link;
- Download and install the DraftKings app through the download link on the page;
- Enter all required information on the registration form and accept all terms and conditions;
- Deposit into your account using credit or debit cards, online banking info or payment processors like PayPal;
- Look around the UCLA betting markets, but don’t forget you won’t be able to place college basketball bets until you leave California.
UCLA basketball game lines
A typical set of UCLA/USC grudge-match lines should look like this:
|UCLA||-340||-6.5 (-110)||Over 136.5 (-110)|
|USC||+260||+6.5 (-110)||Under 136.5 (-110)|
DraftKings might have the moneyline you see here. Betting the Bruins’ -340 moneyline means laying $340 to win $100 (plus your bet back). In the meantime, betting on USC as +260 underdogs mean laying $100 to win $260 (plus your bet back). Either way, you’re betting on a straight-up win.
Then, the BetMGM app might show the spread line you see here. Betting on the UCLA spread means picking them to win by seven or more. Going the other way, USC needs to win outright or lose by fewer than seven points. The odds at -110 means winners get paid $100, plus their bet back, for every $110 wagered.
Finally, FanDuel Sportsbook might post the totals line you see here. Betting the over means predicting 137 total points or more will be scored. Betting the under means predicting 136 total points or fewer will be scored. Once again, the odds at -110 means winners get paid $100, plus their bet back, for every $110 wagered.
UCLA basketball live betting
California sports betting apps should bring live NCAA basketball betting with them. That means you’ll be able to bet on Bruins games in the middle of the action at odds that constantly shift.
Live odds change so fast that sportsbook apps are more or less the only way to keep up.
For example, DraftKings might have UCLA as -200 moneyline favorites over Arizona prior to a game. But if the Bruins take a big lead early, the live odds will balloon to -400. If you believe the Bruins will maintain that lead, bet those new odds quickly. They’ll get less and less favorable as UCLA runs away with the contest.
Where do the UCLA Bruins play?
- Arena: Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion (Pauley Pavilion)
- Address: 301 Westwood Plaza
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Owner: The Regents of the University of California
- Operator: UCLA
- Basketball Capacity: 13,800
- Record attendance: 13,727 set on March 2, 2013, vs. Arizona Wildcats
- Open Since: 1965
- Construction cost: $5 million
- Renovation: $136 million renovation in 2012
UCLA March Madness history
UCLA has appeared in 52 NCAA tournaments. The Bruins have made 19 Final Fours and won it all an NCAA record 11 times.
That said, 10 of the wins came under coach John Wooden in the 1960s and 1970s. The Bruins won seven consecutive championships from 1967 through 1973 but have managed just one in the modern era since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985. That was the school’s 11th title in 1995.
Still, the Bruins have appeared in 29 tournaments since 1985, making five Final Fours, two Elite Eights and 10 Sweet Sixteens.
The Bruins went to three consecutive Final Fours from 2006 to 2008, got there again in 2021 and have won four Pac-12 Conference Tournaments in the modern era.
UCLA players in the NBA
UCLA has produced some of the greatest players in NBA history, including legends like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Reggie Miller. The list of former Bruins in the NBA today includes:
- Russell Westbrook – Lakers
- Jrue Holiday – Bucks
- Zach LaVine – Bulls
- Kyle Anderson – Grizzlies
- Lonzo Ball – Bulls
- Moses Brown – Cavaliers
- Aaron Holiday – Suns
- Kevon Looney – Warriors
- Kevin Love – Cavaliers
- Norman Powell – Clippers
UCLA coaching staff
The 2021-22 UCLA men’s basketball coaching staff features:
- Mick Cronin – Head Basketball Coach
- Darren Savino – Associate Head Coach
- Rod Palmer – Assistant Coach
- Michael Lewis – Assistant Coach
UCLA basketball all-time leaders
Here’s a look at a some UCLA basketball career stat leaders:
- Points Per Game: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 29.0 (1966-67)
- Rebounds Per Game: Bill Walton – 16.9 (1972-73)
- Assists Per Game: Pooh Richardson – 7.6 (1988-89)
- Blocks Per Game: Jelani McCoy – 3.3 (1995-96)
- 3-Point Field Goal Percentage: Jason Kapono – 45.7 (2000-01)
- Minutes Played Per Game: Reggie Miller – 38.3 (1985-86)
How to watch UCLA basketball in California
UCLA games air on TV stations including the PAC-12 Network, TBS, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+, CBS, FS1 and FS2. Games are also broadcast on the radio at 590 AM and 1150 AM.
UCLA basketball FAQ
The average price of a UCLA basketball ticket at Pauley Pavilion is now $34.
UCLA has won a record 11 national titles. However, the Bruins have won the PAC-12 Tournament only four times, most recently in 2014.
UCLA Bruins men’s basketball retired numbers include:
- 11 – Don Barksdale
- 25 – Gail Goodrich
- 31 – Ed O’Bannon
- 31 – Reggie Miller
- 32 – Bill Walton
- 33 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- 35 – Sidney Wicks
- 42 – Walt Hazzard
- 52 – Jamaal Wilkes
- 54 – Marques Johnson
“Hail to the Hills of Westwood” is the UCLA fight song. Joe Bruin the bear is the team mascot.
“Bruin” is another name for a bear, particularly a brown bear. UCLA used different bear-related nicknames for its sports teams until settling on “Bruins” in 1928.