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Arizona vs. Colorado - 1/3/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Buffaloes (9-3) at Arizona Wildcats (9-4)
Date & Time Thursday January 3, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -6 -- Over/Under: 139.5
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The Colorado Buffaloes and the Arizona Wildcats will meet up in college basketball activity on Thursday. 

Colorado is currently sitting at 9-3 on the year. Following a nice win streak, the Buffaloes dropped games to Indiana State and Hawaii before getting back on track with a win versus Charlotte in their last outing. 

In the 49ers game, Colorado’s Lucas Siewart led the team on 17 points with five rebounds and two assists. Daylen Kountz added 12 points for the Buffaloes, and Namon Wright had 10 points with three rebounds and three assists. 

Over on the Arizona side, they’re 9-4 this season. After consecutive losses to Alabama and Baylor, the Wildcats have won their last two games versus Montana and UC Davis. 

In the Aggies matchup, Arizona’s Chase Jeter was the team’s leading scorer on 16 points with five rebounds and one assist. Brandon Randolph was the only other Wildcat in double-figures there with 15 points and eight rebounds. 

The Buffaloes are 20-43-1 ATS in their last 64 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven versus the Pac-12. Colorado is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 following a straight-up win and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 after an ATS win. 

Meanwhile, the Wildcats are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six after an ATS loss and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five following a straight-up win. Arizona is 1-3-1 ATS in their last five overall and the under is 8-2 in their last 10 versus the Pac-12. 

After a nice run of solid offensive performances, the Buffaloes haven’t gotten past 68 points in any of their last three games, though their two losses were relatively close games. 

Arizona is a little less reliable offensively, though normally they’re pretty solid on the other side. This is a pretty intriguing matchup, but all things considered I have to stick with Colorado here.

Colorado Buffaloes +6

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