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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Buffaloes underdogs vs Wildcats at Colorado

Arizona WildcatsColorado Buffaloes
24-2February 22, 2014, 09:00 | Coors Events Center20-7

The Colorado Buffaloes host Arizona on Saturday, looking to build on their 20-7 mark against the 24-2 Wildcats in college hoops action at Coors Events Center.

The Wildcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 15-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Buffaloes are 15-11 ATS. Arizona is 5-19-1 against the total, while Colorado is 14-12 versus the number.

View Arizona Wildcats vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Colorado in this one found them as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

This game puts the Buffaloes, most recently No. 217 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wildcats, who rate No. 19 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Arizona was a 67-63 winner on the road against Utah. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Arizona got 15 points from Gabe York en route to a 67-63 victory over Utah on Wednesday at Jon M. Huntsman Center.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 61-52 winner as they battled Arizona State at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Colorado got 18 points from Askia Booker en route to a 61-52 victory over Arizona State on Wednesday at Coors Events Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado's No. 82-ranked scoring average of 74.04 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 5 and allowing 57.73 PPG. The Buffaloes FG% has averaged 44.93% to date this season, less than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (46.42% per game).

A few Wildcats at Buffaloes trends to consider:
Arizona is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Arizona is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 games
Arizona is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Colorado is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Arizona home to California, Wednesday, February 26th
Colorado at Utah, Saturday, March 1st