Let’s take a look at the odds and lines on DraftKings Sportsbook and make some picks.
Colorado vs. UCLA odds
Spread: UCLA -12.5
Moneyline: UCLA -790, Colorado +530
UCLA (15-2, 6-0 Pac-12) is currently riding a 12 game winning streak, helping them reach No. 7 in the latest AP poll. The Bruins are an extremely balanced squad, ranking 15 in adjusted offensive efficiency and fourth in adjusted defensive efficiency — according to KenPom.com. UCLA most recently took care of business with a 68-49 victory over Utah on Thursday. Guard Tyger Campbell led the way with 17 points and seven assists.
Colorado (11-7, 3-4 Pac-12) has been up-and-down so far this campaign. The Buffaloes pulled off an early-season upset over Tennessee (ranked No. 5 currently), but that was sandwiched between losses to Grambling State and UMass. In its most recent game, Colorado lost at USC by a score of 61-68 on Thursday. Guard KJ Simpson led the Buffaloes with 17 points in the losing effort.
The Pick: UCLA -12.5
The Bruins are too strong and consistent for a topsy-turvy team like Colorado to contend with. The Buffaloes are only 1-4 against the spread as a true road team this season, and this doesn’t look like a spot for them to turn it around. UCLA is flying high after a convincing 19 point home win over Utah on Thursday while Colorado is searching for answers after losing two of its last four Pac-12 games.