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Arizona Wildcats vs Colorado Buffaloes in college hoops odds

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Jan 3, 8:00 PM | McKale Center

Colorado Buffaloes vs Arizona Wildcats Odds


It'll be a rematch of last year's Pac-12 Championship Game on Thursday night as the Colorado Buffaloes look for another upset win on the college basketball lines over the Arizona Wildcats.

Colorado got past Arizona 53-51 as a 3.5-point underdog in the title game of last year's Pac-12 Tournament. That was the third straight UNDER result between the Buffaloes and Wildcats, with Arizona 2-2 SU and 3-1 ATS over their past four matchups.

The Buffaloes will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 7-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 7-3 ATS. Colorado is 4-3 on the totals; Arizona is 1-7-1.

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Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Arizona Wildcats as 11.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at Bovada sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 36 (Wildcats) and the No. 34 (Buffaloes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 86-77 result in favor of the Wildcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 47 nationally ranked offense (76.6 points per game) against a Buffaloes defense that sits as the No. 142 at 64.6 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 47.6% from the field, more than the Buffaloes have managed so far this season (47.3% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Colorado owns the country's No. 114-rated mark, allowing 66.8 points per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 72 in scoring at home.

Colorado won its last outing, an 80-52 result against Hartford on December 29. Colorado cruised to victory on Saturday, running Hartford out of the gym and running up an 80-52 score at Coors Events Center.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 68-67 winner as they battled San Diego State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Arizona earned a 68-67 victory over San Diego State on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Solomon Hill at Stan Sheriff Center.

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona State are 0-2
After a win are 7-3

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Utah are 4-3
After playing San Diego State are 6-1
After a win are 10-0

A few Buffaloes at Wildcats trends to consider:
Colorado is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Colorado at Arizona State, Sunday, January 6
Arizona home to Utah, Saturday, January 5