Saturday, February 20, 2016
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The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Buffaloes come into this game with an overall record of 19-8 and a road record of 4-5. They are 14-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-12. The Bruins have an overall record of 14-12 and a home record of 10-4. They have an over/under record of 16-10 and they are 10-16 against the spread.
Josh Scott comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Buffaloes. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. George King averages 14.3 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Colorado. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Isaac Hamilton averages 16.8 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bruins. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Bryce Alford averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Colorado averages 76.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 79th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 213th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 18th in the country. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 149th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 301st with 14.2 per game. The Buffaloes allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 153rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 76th and 199th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the country. They force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in the Division 1.
UCLA averages 78.8 points per game this year which ranks them 41st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 74th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 92nd in the nation. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 42nd respectively. In the turnover department the Bruins rank 149th with 12.5 per game. The Bruins allow 76.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 275th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 105th and 155th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 226th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 252nd place in the nation. The Bruins force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 276th in college basketball.
The Buffaloes average 70.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 107.6 and they assist on 53.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Colorado turns the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36.4%. The Buffaloes give up 73.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bruins score 81.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.1 points per game. The Bruins have a rating on offense of 108 and 54.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. UCLA turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.7%. The Bruins give up 73.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 14-10 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 12-12 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 10-16 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 16-10 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/16/15 F Xavier Johnson Achilles out for season
UCLA Bruins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado
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