Arizona Wildcats face Colorado Buffaloes: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Arizona Wildcats vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes host Arizona on Thursday, looking to build on their 16-7 mark against the 20-3 Wildcats in college hoops action at Coors Events Center.
The Buffaloes bring a 16-7 record (13-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 20-3 Wildcats, who are 10-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Colorado go 7-11 so far and the Wildcats go 7-12-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Buffaloes - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Colorado is rated No. 34 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Arizona is at No. 20. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 80-73 win for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 70 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.3 per game. That compares with Colorado’s No. 55 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Colorado is college basketball's No. 278-ranked team at 5.1 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 46 with 7.7 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arizona owns the country's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 58.4 points per game on the highway. Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 41 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Arizona was a 77-69 loser at home against California. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Arizona suffered a 77-69 loss against California on Sunday, getting 16 points from Mark Lyons in a losing effort at McKale Center.
Last time out for Colorado, they were a 72-68 winner as they battled Oregon State on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Buffaloes grabbed a 72-68 win over the Beavers on Sunday, behind a 24-point effort from Spencer Dinwiddie at Gill Coliseum.
Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 5-3
After playing California are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1
Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona State are 0-3
After playing Oregon State are 6-0
After a win are 5-5
A few Wildcats at Buffaloes trends to consider:
Arizona is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 9 games on the road
Colorado is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona at Utah, Sunday, February 17
Colorado home to Arizona State, Saturday, February 16