UCLA at Colorado College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/25/2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Coors Events Center
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The UCLA Bruins head to Coors Events Center to take on the Colorado Buffaloes on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UCLA as 3 point favorites.
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UCLA comes into this game with an overall record of 19-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 82.4 points per game while giving up 76.3 per contest. Colorado has an overall mark of 15-13. They are averaging 71.8 points per contest and giving up 72.5, which is a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 13-14 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 16-12 against the over/under this year
Important Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 12-15 against the spread this season
The Colorado Buffaloes are 12-16 against the over/under this year
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
12/22/17 F Cody Riley Suspension is out for season
12/04/17 G LiAngelo Ball Left Team is out for season
11/08/17 F Jalen Hill Suspension is out for season
02/10/18 C Ikenna Okwarabizie Concussion is out indefinitely
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
12/02/17 F Tory Miller-Stewart Foot is out for season
11/05/17 F Evan Battey Academics is out for season
02/24/18 G Lazar Nikolic Hand is "?" Sunday vs UCLA
02/12/18 G Deleon Brown Hand is out indefinitely
Aaron Holiday averages 19.5 points per contest while playing 37.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Kris Wilkes averages 13.5 points per contest in 29.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
McKinley Wright IV scores 14.3 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 5.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. George King averages 12.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.1 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA averages 82.4 points per contest this year, which is 30th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 95th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 57th in Division 1. They average 39.0 boards per contest and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 78th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 255th with 12.2 per game. The Bruins allow 76.3 points per contest, which is 276th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 97th and 178th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 248th, and they allow 14.3 assists per game which puts them in 249th place in college basketball. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado is 235th in the country with 71.8 points per contest this season. They are 210th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 159th in Division 1. They are 77th in the country in rebounding with 37.6 boards per contest and 238th in assists per game with 12.8. The Buffaloes are 55th in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Buffaloes give up 72.5 points per game, which ranks them 174th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 78th and 181st in those defensive statistics. They rank 44th with 11.5 dimes allowed per game and 150th with 34.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Buffaloes are 24th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per contest this year.
The Bruins are 41st in the nation in offensive rating with 112.3, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 217th. In terms of pace they are 77th in the country with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 78th. As a team they are 66th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 138th in Division 1. UCLA is 304th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 123rd in the nation.
Colorado is 57th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 90th in Division 1. The Buffaloes are 188th in the nation in defensive rating with 102.8, and their offensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 244th. They are 185th in D-1 in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 214th. As a unit they are 198th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 202nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's UCLA/Colorado college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UCLA -3
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