UCLA Bruins vs. Colorado Buffaloes Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/13/14
Colorado Buffaloes (18-6) at UCLA Bruins (18-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UCLA Bruins and the Colorado Buffaloes face off on Thursday at Pauley Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball.
The UCLA Bruins have won four of their last five games and are in second place in the Pac-12. UCLA is 7-3 in the Pac-12 and 13-1 at home this season. Jordan Adams leads the Bruins averaging 16.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Kyle Anderson is averaging 15.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 6.7 assists, Norman Powell is averaging 11.4 points, and Zach LaVine is averaging 11.1 points. UCLA is averaging 82.9 points and they are shooting 49 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. UCLA is looking like a lock to make the NCAA Tournament.
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The Colorado Buffaloes have won three games in a row and they have moved into third place in the Pac-12. Colorado is 3-5 away from home and 7-4 in the Pac-12 this season. Askia Booker is averaging 14.2 points to lead the Buffaloes. Josh Scott is averaging 14.1 points and 8.8 rebounds, Xavier Johnson is averaging 11.6 points and 6.1 rebounds, and Wesley Gordon is averaging 6.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Colorado is averaging 74.2 points and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 68 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. Colorado looks to have regrouped but their recent success has been against inferior competition.
UCLA is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 20-8 against the spread in their last 28 home games against a team with a losing road record. Colorado is 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.
This just seems to be too many points for this game so I am going with the dog and the boatload of points.
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