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Colorado Buffaloes vs UCLA Bruins Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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Jan 12, 2:00 PM | Coors Events Center

UCLA Bruins vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Colorado Buffaloes try to run the UCLA Bruins off the court at Coors Events Center in college hoops action.

The Buffaloes sport records of 11-4 and 8-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bruins have 13-3 and 6-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-5 for the Buffaloes and 6-6 for the Bruins.

View UCLA vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Buffaloes sit at No. 20 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bruins sit at No. 46 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bruins will win this game 82-77.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bruins rank No. 40 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.1 per game. That compares with Colorado’s No. 54 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Colorado is college basketball's No. 242-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Bruins rate No. 288 with 4.8 per game.

Defensively, UCLA features the nation's No. 73-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.7 points per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 57 nationally in scoring at home.

UCLA was a 57-53 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Utah. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Bruins got 12 points from Travis Wear as UCLA ran past Utah 57-53 on Thursday at Huntsman Center.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 66-60 winner as they battled USC at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. Colorado earned a 66-60 victory over USC on Thursday, getting 14 points from Josh Scott at Coors Events Center.

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Oregon State are 7-3
After playing Utah are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 1-1
After playing USC are 0-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Bruins at Buffaloes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games on the road
UCLA is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
UCLA is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Colorado is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
UCLA home to Oregon State, Thursday, January 17
Colorado at Washington, Wednesday, January 16