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Colorado vs. UConn - 3/17/16 College Basketball NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Connecticut Huskies (24-10) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (22-11)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Wells Fargo Arena)

The Line: Colorado Buffaloes +3 Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: TNT

The Colorado Buffaloes and the UConn Huskies face off on Thursday in Des Moi9nes in a NCAA Tournament opening round college basketball match up.

The Colorado Buffaloes finished the season and 22-11 and it was good enough to earn them the number eight seed in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament. Colorado is averaging 76 points per game and they are shooting 42.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. Josh Scott leads the Buffaloes averaging 16.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. George King is averaging 13.8 points, Josh Fortune is averaging 10.4 points, and Dominique Collier is averaging 7.5 points. Colorado is 2-3 in neutral site games and 12-3 in non-conference games this season.

Colorado vs. UConn - 3/17/16 College Basketball NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The UConn Huskies are 24-10 this season and winners of the AAC Tournament and the arrive in the NCAA Tournament as the number nine seed in the South Region. UConn is averaging 73.4 points per game and they are shooting 45.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.1 points and their opponents are shooting 38.2 percent. Shonn Miller leads the Huskies averaging 12.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Rodney Purvis is averaging 12.5 points, Daniel Hamilton is averaging 12.4 points and 8.9 rebounds, and Sterling Gibbs is averaging 12 points. UConn is 3-3 in neutral site games and 13-3 in non-conference games this season.

Colorado is 5-o against the spread in their last five games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five NCAA Tournament games. UConn is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 2-5 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 15-3 against the spread in their last 18 NCAA Tournament games.

This one is going to be tight in which case I like to have the points in my back pocket so I will take the points with Colorado. 

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Colorado Buffaloes +3

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