Colorado at UCLA NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/6/2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UCLA as 6.5 point favorites.
Colorado comes into this game with an overall record of 12-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.5 as they are averaging 75.3 points per game while giving up 68.8 per contest. UCLA has an overall mark of 12-10. They are averaging 77.7 points per contest and giving up 74.6, which is a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 9-12-0 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 7-14-0 against the over/under
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 9-13-0 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 9-13-0 against the over/under
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
10/18/18 F Dallas Walton ACL is out for season
01/26/19 G Namon Wright Foot is out for season
01/16/19 G Deleon Brown Academics is out for season
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/05/18 F Shareef O'Neal Heart is out for season
11/05/18 G Tyger Campbell ACL is out for season
McKinley Wright IV comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Tyler Bey averages 12.2 points per game in 24.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kris Wilkes averages 17.7 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Jaylen Hands averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado averages 75.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 122nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 137th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 287th in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 97th and 240th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 145th with 13.5 per game. The Buffaloes allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 112th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 176th and 40th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 34th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in Division 1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 154th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCLA is 74th in the country with 77.7 points per game this year. They are 95th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 211th in the nation. They are 5th in the NCAA in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game, and 74th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Bruins are 40th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Bruins surrender 74.6 points per contest, which ranks them 255th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 42nd and 131st in those defensive statistics. They rank 334th with 15.9 assists allowed per contest and 242nd with 36.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bruins are 47th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game.
The Buffaloes are 144th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.4. In terms of pace they are 121st in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 182nd. As a team they are 150th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 265th in Division 1. Colorado is 161st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 84th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 179th in the country in offensive rating with 103.7. In terms of pace they are 23rd in Division 1 with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 138th. As a team they are 197th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 245th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Colorado/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UCLA -6.5
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