Thursday, January 12, 2017
Coors Events Center
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The UCLA Bruins travel to Coors Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
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The Bruins come into this game with an overall record of 16-1 and a road record of 2-1. They are 10-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-7. The Buffaloes have an overall record of 10-6 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 4-11 and they are 5-10 against the spread.
TJ Leaf comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bruins. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%. Bryce Alford averages 16.8 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for UCLA. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Derrick White averages 15.8 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Buffaloes. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Xavier Johnson averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
UCLA averages 92.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.7 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 1st in the country. They average 40 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 84th with 12.4 per game. The Bruins allow 74.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 210th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 57th and 231st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 178th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 111th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 216th in Division 1.
Colorado averages 73.7 points per game this year which ranks them 152nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 175th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 237th in the nation. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest which ranks them 39th and 175th respectively. In the turnover department the Buffaloes rank 129th with 12.9 per game. The Buffaloes allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 95th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 46th and 67th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 161st and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 55th place in the nation. The Buffaloes force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 312th in college basketball.
The Bruins average 85.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.3 per contest. The Bruins have an offensive rating of 122.2 and they assist on 66.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 62%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 63% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. UCLA turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.5%. The Bruins give up 76 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buffaloes score 74.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.3 points per game. The Buffaloes have a rating on offense of 105.6 and 53% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Colorado turns it over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.7%. The Buffaloes give up 63.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 10-7 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 9-7 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 5-10 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 4-11 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/11/16 G Armani Dodson Shoulder out indefinitely01/05/17 F Alex Olesinski Foot out for season01/05/17 G Prince Ali Knee out for season
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/09/16 G Namon Wright Foot out indefinitely01/06/17 G Xavier Johnson Not Suspended is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Arizona
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado
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