UCLA vs. Colorado - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (10-7) at UCLA Bruins (13-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:30 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes and UCLA Bruins meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Pauley Pavilion.
The Colorado Buffaloes could use a win here after losing six of their last nine games. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 74.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.1 points on 42.3 percent shooting. McKinley Wright IV is averaging 15.6 points and 5.2 assists while George King is averaging 13.5 points and 8.2 rebounds. Namon Wright is the third double-digit scorer and Dominique Collier is dishing 1.5 assists. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Colorado Buffaloes have lost seven straight road games.
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The UCLA Bruins look for another victory after winning six of their last seven games. The UCLA Bruins are averaging 85.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Aaron Holiday is averaging 19.4 points and 5.3 assists while Kris Wilkes is averaging 13.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. Thomas Welsh is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Hands is grabbing four rebounds. The UCLA Bruins are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The UCLA Bruins are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game. The UCLA Bruins have won four straight home games.
The Buffaloes are 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Pacific-12. The Bruins are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Pacific-12 and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Buffaloes are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in UCLA, 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Colorado Buffaloes have managed to put together some upset victories recently, but those results have come at home. Colorado isn't the same team on the road where it's lost each of its last three games by double-digits. UCLA is starting to put together some consistent basketball and has an offense that can shoot you out of the gym. Until the Buffaloes show they can hang on the road, I have to fade them.