The UCLA Bruins (6-3) will be at home in Pauley Pavilion when they challenge the Denver Pioneers (4-5). Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 8, 2019, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Denver Pioneers vs. UCLA Bruins Betting Preview
In the Pioneers’ last game, they beat the Jackson State Tigers, 67-58. Jase Townsend was Denver’s high scorer with 17 points on 5-for-9 shooting. The Pioneers knocked down 23 of their 32 free throws (71.9 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.629 (above their season average of 0.451).
The Bruins will look to keep it rolling after blowing out the San Jose State Spartans in their last matchup, 93-64. UCLA’s Jalen Hill played well, finishing with 18 points and 11 rebounds. UCLA played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 15.4 (better than their season average of 17.0) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.554 (above their season average of 0.499). San Jose State put up marks of 23.1 and 0.389, respectively, for those same stats.
Denver vs. UCLA ATS Prediction
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Ucla, ATS Winner – Denver, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Bruins rank 224th in three pointers attempted per game (20.6) while the Pioneers rank 315th (19.3).
UCLA ranks 167th in steals per game (6.2) while Denver ranks 230th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
UCLA ranks 15th in rebounds per game (40.4) while Denver ranks 274th (34.2).
The Bruins rank 90th in assists per game (14.2) while the Pioneers rank 251st (11.7).
UCLA ranks 77th in blocks per game (4.0) while Denver ranks 234th (2.5).