Buffaloes vs. Bruins Prediction
The 20th-ranked Colorado Buffaloes will look for a road win tonight as they are favorites at the UCLA Bruins. Can Colorado cover the modest number?
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Pauley Pavilion at 11PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Buffaloes are a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 134 points. As of Thursday morning, 65 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Colorado. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Buffaloes roll past Huskies
Colorado recorded a 76-62 home win Saturday night over Washington to improve to 16-4 overall and 5-2 in Pac-12 Conference play. The Buffaloes led 51-33 at halftime en route to the victory. Tyler Bey paced Colorado with 16 points on 6-of-15 shooting plus 4-of-6 at the free throw line. He also tallied four rebounds, three steals and two assists. McKinley Wright IV accounted for 15 points, eight boards and three dimes. Lucas Siewart added 12 points, five caroms and three assists off the bench.
Bruins crushed by Ducks
UCLA lost by a count of 96-75 Sunday afternoon at Oregon to drop to 10-10 overall and 3-4 in the Pac-12. The Bruins trailed 48-26 at halftime on their way to the defeat. Jake Kyman led UCLA with 20 points off the bench on 7-of-11 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point range plsu 2-of-2 at the charity stripe. Jalen Hill registered 16 points, eight boards, two assists and two steals. Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 10 points, five assists and three caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Buffaloes are 9-20 ATS in road games the last three seasons. Colorado is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.
The Bruins are 5-13 ATS as an underdog the last two seasons. UCLA is 12-24 ATS versus a team with a winning record over the last two seasons.
You would think home court would provide some relief for the Bruins but they have lost three of their last four at Pauley Pavilion including double-digit defeats to USC and Stanford. The Buffaloes have lost two of their four road games but those were to much tougher opponents in Kansas and Arizona. They also won by eight at Colorado State and by seven at Arizona State, both teams that are rated higher than UCLA. I'm going with the visitors here as I believe the spread could be another point or two wider.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: COLORADO BUFFALOES -4.5