UCLA vs. Colorado - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (11-9) at UCLA Bruins (12-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -4 -- Over/Under: 134.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The UCLA Bruins and the Colorado Buffaloes face off on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The UCLA Bruins are 12-9 this season and they are coming off of a win over a ranked Utah. UCLA is averaging 71.8 points and they are shooting 42.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Norman Powell is averaging 15.9 points to lead the Bruins. Bryce Alford is averaging 15.7 points and 5.6 assists, Kevon Looney is averaging 12.7 points and 10 rebounds, and Tony Parker is averaging 10.4 points and 7.3 rebounds. UCLA is 10-1 at home and 4-4 in the Pac-12.
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The Colorado Buffaloes are 11-9 this season and they have won their last two games. CU Is averaging 69.1 points and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Askia Booker is averaging 17.7 points per game to lead the Buffaloes. Xavier Johnson is averaging 12.7 points and 5.3 rebounds, Jaron Hopkins is averaging 7.9 points, and Wesley Gordon is averaging 7.6 points and 7.9 rebounds. Colorado is 1-6 on the road and 4-4 in the Pac-12.
UCLA is 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 games, 27-13 in their last 40 home games against a team with a losing home record, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six Saturday games. Colorado is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games, 2-6 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record, and 5-14 against the spread after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game. Colorado is 1-4 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
The total is at 134.5 and I have this one going over that number failry easily. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.