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NCAA hoops odds preview - UCLA vs. Colorado

UCLA BruinsColorado Buffaloes
13-3January 16, 2014, 08:00 | Coors Events Center14-3

UCLA travels to Colorado on Thursday, hoping to boost its 13-3 record with a victory over the Buffaloes.

The Buffaloes sit at 14-3 (9-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bruins are currently 13-3 (9-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Colorado is 8-8 OU, and UCLA is 7-7-1 OU.

View UCLA Bruins vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bruins were listed as 0-point earlier in the day at Bovada.

This game puts the Buffaloes, most recently No. 48 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bruins, who rate No. 17 in the latest survey.

Last time out for UCLA, they were an 87-72 winner as they battled Arizona State at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. UCLA got 19 points from Zach LaVine en route to an 87-72 victory over Arizona State on Sunday at Pauley Pavilion.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 71-54 result against Washington on January 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Colorado got 15 points from Josh Scott but lost anyway, 71-54, to Washington on Sunday at Alaska Airlines Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 74-ranked offense, averaging 76.24 PPG, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 154 at 70.81 PPG. The Buffaloes field goal percentage has averaged 44.84% so far, less than the Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 51.4% per game.

Next up:
UCLA at Utah, Saturday, January 18th
Colorado at USC, Saturday, January 18th