Colorado Buffaloes vs. Arizona Wildcats Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/22/14
Arizona Wildcats (24-2) at Colorado Buffaloes (20-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Coors Events Center)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes +4.5 -- Over/Under: 130.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes and the Arizona Wildcats face off on Saturday at the Coors Events Center for a Pac-12 college basketball battle.
The Colorado Buffaloes have won five of their last six games as they have restored their season that appeared to be slipping away from them. Colorado is 9-5 in the Pac-12 this season and they are 16-1 at home. Josh Scott leads the Buffaloes averaging 14.4 points and 8.7 rebounds. Askia Booker is averaging 14.6 points, Xavier Johnson is averaging 12.0 points and 6.1 rebounds, and Wesley Gordon is averaging 6.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Colorado is averaging 74 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.5 points and their opponents are shooting 44.2 percent. Colorado is in third place in the Pac-12 standings and looking at a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
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The Arizona Wildcats are playing their third consecutive road game but they continue to lead the Pac-12 after an overtime win over Utah on Wednesday. Arizona is 11-2 in the Pac-12 this season and they are 8-2 away from home this season. Nick Johnson leads the Wildcats averaging 15.8 points per game. Aaron Gordon is averaging 11.5 points and 7.8 rebounds, Kaleb Tarczewski is averaging 9.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Brandon Ashley is averaging 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds. Arizona is averaging 72.8 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.7 points and their opponents are shooting 38.1 percent. Arizona is ranked fourth in the nation.
Colorado is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Arizona is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, 2-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-5 against the spread following a win. The underdog has covered the spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
I have two free picks in this one with my first being on the total and at 130.5 I have the over. My second free pick in this one will be on who will be on who will cover the point spread and that pick will be 100% FREE on Saturday on the Sports Chat Place App as Mitch’s App Attack video pick.
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