UCLA at Colorado NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 3/7/2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
CU Events Center
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The UCLA Bruins travel to CU Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado as 5.5 point favorites.
UCLA comes into this game with an overall record of 16-13. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 78.6 points per game while giving up 76.8 per contest. Colorado has an overall mark of 17-11. They are averaging 74.2 points per contest and giving up 68.5, which is a point differential of 5.7.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 12-17-0 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 14-15-0 against the over/under
Important Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 14-14-0 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 10-18-0 against the over/under
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
02/27/19 G Prince Ali Foot is questionable Thursday vs USC
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
Jaylen Hands averages 13.8 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Kris Wilkes comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Tyler Bey averages 12.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 77%. McKinley Wright IV averages 13.0 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins allow 76.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 302nd in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 87th and 194th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 255th, and they give up 17.2 assists per contest which puts them in 346th place in the NCAA. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in the nation. UCLA averages 78.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 48th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 79th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 132nd in D-1. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 3rd and 56th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 57th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buffaloes surrender 68.5 points per contest, which ranks them 100th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 158th and 59th in those defensive statistics. They rank 38th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 31.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buffaloes are 126th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Colorado is 132nd in the country with 74.2 points per game this year. They are 96th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 285th in the nation. They are 106th in the country in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game and 192nd in assists per contest with 13.3. The Buffaloes are 128th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Bruins have an offensive rating of 105.6, which is ranked 140th. They are 30th in college basketball in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 114th. As a unit they are 160th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 242nd in D-1. UCLA is 138th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Colorado is 129th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 106, which is ranked 125th. They are 153rd in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 149th. As a unit they are 115th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 261st in the country.
Who will win tonight's UCLA/Colorado college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado -5.5
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