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Arizona Wildcats host Colorado Buffaloes in college basketball action

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Feb 9, 9:00 PM | McKale Center

Colorado Buffaloes vs Arizona Wildcats Odds


The Colorado Buffaloes will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Wildcats in Arizona at McKale Center on Thursday in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Buffaloes have watched them go 16-7 and 11-8 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 16-8 and 13-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 10-13, while the Buffaloes have a 9-10 mark.

View Colorado vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Arizona sat as 7.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Wildcats and the No. 35-ranked Buffaloes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-74 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Arizona's No. 147-ranked scoring average of 69.6 PPG, against a Buffaloes defense rated No. 66 and allowing 62.6 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 44.5% to date this season, less than the Buffaloes shooters have managed so far (45.6% per game).

Defensively, Colorado features the nation's No. 114-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.7 points per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 192 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Colorado was a 72-71 winner at home against Oregon. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Colorado got 17 points from Askia Booker en route to a 72-71 victory over Oregon on Saturday at Coors Events Center.

In their last action, Arizona was a 56-43 winner on the road against Stanford. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Wildcats grabbed a 56-43 win over the Cardinal on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from Kyle Fogg at Maples Pavilion.

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Arizona State are 0-1
After a win are 8-2

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Utah are 3-3
After playing Stanford are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Buffaloes at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 9 games on the road
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Arizona is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Colorado at Arizona State, Saturday, February 11
Arizona home to Utah, Saturday, February 11