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UCLA vs. Colorado - 2/6/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado at UCLA
Date & Time Wednesday February 6, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Pauley Pavilion
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: UCLA -6.5 -- Over/Under: 148
TV Channel
PAC12
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The Colorado Buffaloes and UCLA Bruins meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Pauley Pavilion.

The Colorado Buffaloes could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 75.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. McKinley Wright IV is averaging 12.8 points and 4.9 assists while Tyler Bey is averaging 12.3 points and nine rebounds. Lucas Siewert is the third double-digit scorer and Shane Gatling is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Colorado Buffaloes have lost five of their last six road games.

The UCLA Bruins look for another win after splitting their last eight games. The UCLA Bruins are averaging 77.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Kris Wilkes is averaging 17.8 points and 1.8 assists while Jaylen Hands is averaging 11.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Moses Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Prince Ali is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The UCLA Bruins are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 61.4 percent from the free throw line. The UCLA Bruins are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The UCLA Bruins have split their last six home games.

The Buffaloes are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 road games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Pacific-12 and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Bruins are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games, 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games following a straight up loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The Buffaloes are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in UCLA and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Bruins last 6 overall. The under is 12-3 in Buffaloes last 15 overall.

Neither of these teams are teams I'm trying to get behind due to the constant hot and cold play on both sides. With that said, the Colorado Buffaloes are just 3-8 ATS on the road this season and have lost five of their last six on the road overall. The UCLA Bruins don't play to their potential most nights, but they are winning by an average of 12.6 points while allowing just 37.2 percent shooting at home this season. If those numbers hold true in this contest, this should be a comfortable home victory for the UCLA Bruins. I'll eat the chalk. 

Pick:
UCLA -6.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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