Colorado vs UCLA Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/30/2020
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: UCLA +5
The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado as 5 point favorites.
Colorado comes into this game with an overall record of 16-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.4 as they are averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 61.7 per contest. UCLA has an overall record of 10-10. They are averaging 69.5 points per game and surrendering 68.4, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 10-9-1 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 9-11-0 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 9-9-2 against the over/under
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/22/19 F Kenneth Nwuba Redshirt is out for season
01/22/20 F Shareef O'Neal Left Team is out for season
Tyler Bey averages 13.3 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. McKinley Wright IV comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Jalen Hill averages 10.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Chris Smith averages 12.2 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buffaloes allow 61.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 57th and 183rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 63rd place in the NCAA. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 265th in the nation. Colorado averages 72.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 154th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 184th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 45th in D-1. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 76th and 111th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 115th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 160th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 212th and 337th in those defensive statistics. They rank 42nd with 10.6 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 30.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bruins are 143rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game. UCLA is 240th in the country with 69.5 points per game this year. They are 192nd in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 299th in the nation. They are 102nd in the country in rebounding with 37.3 boards per game and 178th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Bruins are 149th in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Buffaloes are 135th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.4. In terms of pace they are 211th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 162nd. As a team they are 108th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 197th in Division 1. Colorado is 108th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 143rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 147th in the country in offensive rating with 102.8. In terms of pace they are 294th in Division 1 with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 245th. As a team they are 231st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 292nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Colorado/UCLA college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UCLA +5
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