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Buffaloes open as college hoops underdog vs Bruins

Colorado BuffaloesUCLA Bruins
Jan 28, 4:00 PM | Pauley Pavilion

Colorado Buffaloes vs UCLA Bruins Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between UCLA and Colorado on Saturday, with the host Bruins trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Supporters of the Buffaloes have watched them go 14-6 and 10-6 ATS on the year, while the Bruins are at 11-9 and 10-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Bruins are 12-8, while the Buffaloes have a 7-9 mark.

View Colorado vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bruins installed as 8-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 136 (Bruins) and the No. 32 (Buffaloes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-72 result in favor of the Buffaloes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Buffaloes rank No. 51 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.9 per game. That compares with UCLA’s No. 185 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UCLA is college basketball's No. 261-ranked team at 5.2 per game, while the Buffaloes rate No. 178 with 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Colorado features the nation's No. 78-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. UCLA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 201 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 74-50 winner as they battled USC on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. The battle between the Buffaloes and Trojans didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as USC was handed a 74-50 defeat on Thursday at Galen Center.

UCLA won its last outing, a 76-49 result against Utah on January 26. They covered in that game as a 22-point favorite. UCLA cruised to victory on Thursday, running Utah out of the gym and running up a 76-49 score at Pauley Pavilion.

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Oregon State are 4-0
After a win are 7-3

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Buffaloes at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games on the road
Colorado is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UCLA's last 5 games
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games at home
UCLA is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Colorado home to Oregon State, Thursday, February 2
UCLA at Washington, Thursday, February 2