Colorado vs. Arizona - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (12-3) at Colorado Buffaloes (9-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Coors Events Center)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes +9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Wildcats and Colorado Buffaloes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Coors Events Center.
The Arizona Wildcats look for another victory to build on their nine-game winning streak. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 83.5 points on 51.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 42 percent shooting. Allonzo Trier is averaging 21.3 points and 3.2 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 19.7 points and 11.9 rebounds. Rawle Alkins is the third double-digit scorer and Dusan Ristic is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The Arizona Wildcats have won six straight road games.
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The Colorado Buffaloes need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 75.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting. McKinley Wright IV is averaging 16 points and 4.9 assists while George King is averaging 13.2 points and 7.9 rebounds. Namon Wright is the third double-digit scorer and Deleon Brown is dishing 1.1 assists. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.4 rebounds per game. The Colorado Buffaloes have won five of their last six home games.
The Wildcats are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Pacific-12, 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Buffaloes are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Colorado Buffaloes are coming off a monster upset win over Arizona State, but that win came out of nowhere and there's nothing this season that suggests wins like that can continue. The Arizona Wildcats are playing their best basketball of the season and have won three of their last four games by double digits. When Arizona is clicking, it's a legit national title contender. There's not enough consistency to think the Buffaloes can hang around with the big boys.