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The 2-seed UCLA Bruins face the 7-seed Northwestern Wildcats Saturday in the 2nd round of the West Regional in the 2023 NCAA Tournament.
Northwestern cruised past 10-seed Boise State 75-67 Thursday in the Round of 64. UCLA beat the brakes off of 15-seed UNC Asheville 86-53 later that night.
Instead of taking a side in this game, I’m going to turn my attention toward player props. Specifically, Bruins PG Tyger Campbell‘s points prop who should have a bounce-back game after struggling Thursday.
UCLA Bruins PG Tyger Campbell points prop at DraftKings Sportsbook: 14.5
- OVER 14.5: -110
- Under 14.5: -120
The Bruins quick work of UNC Asheville despite no superlative performances from their best players. Campbell only scored 7 points on 2-of-9 shooting but added 10 assists.
Otherwise, Campbell has been getting buckets lately. He scored at least 16 points in six of UCLA’s final seven games prior to the NCAA Tournament including 28 in the Pac-12 tourney semifinals vs. Oregon.
Campbell needs to show up in this game because Wildcats PG Boo Buie is Northwestern’s best player. The point guard battle in UCLA-Northwestern will go a long way in determining the outcome of the game.
Furthermore, Campbell typically plays well in high-profile matchups. He scored 15, 16, and 16 points in UCLA’s three NCAA Tournament games last season and shot at least 50.0% from the field in each game.
Campbell has scored at least 15 points in five of UCLA’s seven neutral-site games this season. Those include all three of the Bruins’ Pac-12 tourney games and non-conference meetings with Baylor and Illinois.
BET: UCLA PG Tyger Campbell OVER 14.5 points (-110) at DraftKings
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