UCLA vs. Colorado - 1/30/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Colorado Buffaloes (16-4) at UCLA Bruins (10-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA Bruins +5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Colorado Buffaloes and UCLA Bruins meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Pauley Pavilion.
The Colorado Buffaloes look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 72.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 61.7 points on 40 percent shooting. McKinley Wright IV is averaging 13.4 points and 5.5 rebounds while Tyler Bey is averaging 13.3 points and 1.8 assists. D'Shawn Schwartz is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Battey is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Colorado Buffaloes have split their last four road games.
The UCLA Bruins need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The UCLA Bruins are averaging 69.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Chris Smith is averaging 12.2 points and 5.2 rebounds and Jalen Hill is averaging 10 points and 1.5 assists. Prince Ali is dishing 1.3 assists and Jaime Jaquez Jr. is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The UCLA Bruins are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The UCLA Bruins are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The UCLA Bruins have split their last six home games.
The Buffaloes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 13-37-1 ATS in their last 51 road games. The Bruins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games as an underdog and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Buffaloes last 10 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Bruins last 5 overall.
The Colorado Buffaloes have been by far the more consistent team this season and they're playing head and shoulders the better basketball currently. The problem is Colorado has lost by an average of five points on the road this season while shooting just 35.9 percent from the field. The UCLA Bruins may be in a major funk right now, but they're winning at home by an average of 6.5 points and play respectable defense. I'll take a shot with the Bruins and the free points.