Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Buffaloes vs. Bruins CBB Odds
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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Buffaloes vs. UCLA
- (17-15) Colorado Buffaloes vs. UCLA Bruins (27-4)
- Date: Thursday, March 9th
- Time: 3:00 ET
- Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Buffaloes +300 | Bruins -365
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Colorado +8 | UCLA -8 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 132.5
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At this point, Colorado heads into their matchup vs UCLA with a record of 17-15 and riding a 2 game win streak. Meanwhile, in their 16 road games this season, Colorado has a record of 5-11.
Having been the underdog in 10 games, the Buffaloes have gone 4-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +8 underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, Colorado currently has a record of 9-12 in Pac-12 action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 8-3.
Coming into the game, Tristan Da Silva is the team leader in scoring, averaging 15.9 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Silva is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and adding 1.2 assists. Colorado’s second leading scorer is KJ Simpson, who has hit 39.6% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 15.9 points per game.
Currently, Colorado’s offense heads into today’s matchup averaging just 71.2 points, which places them 193rd in the NCAA. In addition, Colorado’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 66.72% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 189th in overall field goal percentage at 44.3%. When the Buffaloes have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 36.8% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Colorado is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 68.7 per contest, placing them just 393rd in college basketball. Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average at 37.2 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 10.0 offensive boards per game.
At this point, UCLA heads into their matchup vs Colorado with a record of 27-4 and riding a 10 game win streak. So far, UCLA has been the home team 18 times, sitting with a record of 17-1.
Getting ready to play for the 28 times as the favorite, UCLA has gone 26-2 in those matchups. Playing at home, the Bruins come into this game as -8 point favorites.
At this moment, UCLA currently has a record of 18-2 in Pac-12 action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 9-2.
Coming into the game, Jaime Jaquez Jr. is the team leader in scoring, averaging 17.5 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Jr. is grabbing 8.0 rebounds and adding 2.4 assists. UCLA’s second leading scorer is Tyger Campbell, who has hit 38.4% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 12.9 points per game.
Bruins Key Stats
The Bruins offense heads into the game, ranked 108th in the NCAA at 74.1 points per contest. In addition, UCLA’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 68.5% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 148th in overall field goal percentage at 45.1%. When the Bruins have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 35.2% of their looks.
In terms of pace, UCLA is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 65.6 per contest, placing them just 576th in college basketball. Currently, UCLA’s 35.9 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Bruins are averaging 11.2 offensive boards per game.
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Colorado Buffaloes vs. UCLA Bruins CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, Colorado is 4-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Buffaloes are 2-3 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, Colorado is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 5-5 SU.
- At this point, Buffaloes are 1-2 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 3-0 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Bruins are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Colorado Buffaloes vs. UCLA Bruins CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: UCLA Bruins -8
When analyzing this matchup between the UCLA Bruins and the Colorado Buffaloes, we see grabbing UCLA to come out on top and cover the spread. The oddsmakers have the UCLA as the heavy favorite with a point spread sitting at -8. Not only only do we like the UCLA’s historical performance as the favorite, as they are 3-1-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 games when favored to win. But, they are matched up against a team that plays a similar style of basketball. So far, both UCLA and Colorado are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Before tip-off, go ahead and get your bet down on the UCLA to win and cover the spread.
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