UCLA vs. Colorado Pac-12 Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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UCLA vs. Colorado Pac-12 Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The top-seeded UCLA Bruins (27-4, 18-2 Pac-12) are 9-point favorites in the Pac-12 Tournament against the No. 9 seed Colorado Buffaloes (17-15, 8-12 Pac-12) on Thursday at T-Mobile Arena. The matchup begins at 3:00 PM and airs on Pac-12 Network, with the winner moving one step closer to securing a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup’s over/under is set at 133.

UCLA vs. Colorado Odds

  • UCLA odds to win: -462
  • Colorado odds to win: +355
  • Spread: UCLA (-9)
  • Total: 133

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • TV: Pac-12 Network
  • Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena

Who Will Win UCLA vs. Colorado?

UCLA and Colorado Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season it was favored by 9 points or more, UCLA has an 11-7 record against the spread.

Colorado has a 2-1 record against the spread in games when it was an underdog by 9 points or more this season.

The two teams average a combined 11.3 more points per game (144.3) than this game’s total of 133 points.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 6.6 fewer points per game (126.4) than this game’s over/under of 133 points.

The average total UCLA has had in its matchups this season is 1.3 more points than this particular game’s point total.

The average total in Buffaloes games this year is 3.4 more points than the point total of 133 for this outing.

The Bruins are 17-13-1 against the spread this season.

The Buffaloes have gone 15-17-0 ATS this season.

UCLA Stats & Insights

UCLA outscores opponents by 14.1 points per game (scoring 74.2 per game to rank 120th in college basketball while giving up 60.1 per outing to rank fifth in college basketball) and has a +435 scoring differential overall.

UCLA comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 4.0 boards. It is collecting 32.7 rebounds per game (117th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 28.7 per contest.

The Bruins knock down 6.1 three-pointers per game (310th in college basketball), while their opponents have made 6.5 on average.

UCLA ranks 82nd in college basketball with 97.6 points scored per 100 possessions, and fourth in college basketball defensively with 79.1 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Bruins are scoring 77.8 points per game this year in home games, which is eight more points than they’re averaging on the road (69.8).

Colorado Stats & Insights

Colorado’s +119 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 3.8 points per game) is a result of putting up 70.1 points per game (213th in college basketball) while giving up 66.3 per contest (70th in college basketball).

Colorado averages 33.8 rebounds per game (60th in college basketball) while allowing 30.7 per outing to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 3.1 boards per game.

Colorado knocks down 6.4 three-pointers per game (285th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 6.2. It shoots 31.4% from deep, and its opponents shoot 31.8%.

Colorado ranks 276th in college basketball with 90 points scored per 100 possessions, and 40th defensively with 85.2 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Buffaloes score 71.9 points per game at home, and 65.4 away.

UCLA Key Players to Watch

The scoring and rebounding leader for the Bruins is Jaime Jaquez Jr., who averages 17.5 points and eight rebounds per game.

UCLA’s best passer is Tyger Campbell, who averages 4.6 assists per game to go with his 12.9 PPG scoring average.

The Bruins get the most three-point shooting production out of David Singleton, who knocks down two threes per game.

Jaylen Clark is UCLA’s leader in steals, averaging 2.6 steals per game, while Adem Bona leads them in blocks with 1.7 per contest.

Colorado Key Players to Watch

Tristan da Silva is at the top of the Buffaloes scoring leaderboard with 16 points per game. He also pulls down 4.9 rebounds and racks up 1.3 assists per game.

Luke O’Brien puts up a stat line of 5.3 rebounds, 6.1 points and 0.9 assists per game for Colorado to take the top rebound spot on the team. KJ Simpson has the top spot for assists with 3.8 per game, adding 15.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per outing.

da Silva is the most prolific from deep for the Buffaloes, hitting 1.5 threes per game.

Simpson (1.5 steals per game) is the steal leader for Colorado while Lawson Lovering (0.9 blocks per game) is the block leader.

UCLA vs. Colorado Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    UCLA (-9)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (133)

  • Prediction:
    UCLA 72, Colorado 63
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