UCLA vs Colorado Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/22/2020
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: Coors Events Center in Boulder, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado -10.5
The UCLA Bruins travel to Coors Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado as 10.5 point favorites.
UCLA heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-11. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 69.9 points per contest while giving up 67.6 per game. Colorado has an overall record of 21-6. They are averaging 71.8 points per game and surrendering 62.3, good for a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 14-13-0 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 12-13-2 against the over/under
Important Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 12-14-1 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 14-13-0 against the over/under
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/22/19 F Kenneth Nwuba Redshirt is out for season
02/21/20 G Prince Ali Back is questionable Saturday vs Colorado
01/22/20 F Shareef O'Neal Left Team is out for season
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jalen Hill averages 9.5 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 7.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Chris Smith comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Tyler Bey averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 75%. McKinley Wright IV averages 13.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 130th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 174th and 339th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 11.0 assists per contest which puts them in 63rd place in the NCAA. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 154th in the nation. UCLA averages 69.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 214th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 164th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 266th in D-1. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 103rd and 181st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 150th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buffaloes surrender 62.3 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 54th and 196th in those defensive statistics. They rank 42nd with 10.7 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 31.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buffaloes are 187th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Colorado is 151st in the country with 71.8 points per game this year. They are 155th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the nation. They are 88th in the country in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game and 113th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Buffaloes are 153rd in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Bruins have an offensive rating of 103.7, which is ranked 131st. They are 297th in college basketball in pace with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 222nd. As a unit they are 183rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 280th in D-1. UCLA is 143rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Colorado is 123rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 104.9, which is ranked 108th. They are 244th in D-1 in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 109th. As a unit they are 82nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 150th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UCLA/Colorado college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado -10.5
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