Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Coors Events Center
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The Arizona Wildcats travel to Coors Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 22-5 and a road record of 5-3. They are 15-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 18-9. The Buffaloes have an overall record of 19-9 and a home record of 14-1. They have an over/under record of 12-13 and they are 14-11 against the spread.
Ryan Anderson comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Allonzo Trier averages 14.8 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Arizona. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Josh Scott averages 16.4 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Buffaloes. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. George King averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Arizona averages 82 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 55th in the country. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 203rd with 13 per game. The Wildcats allow 68 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 72nd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 65th and 68th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 126th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 240th in the Division 1.
Colorado averages 75.8 points per game this year which ranks them 104th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 235th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 22nd in the nation. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 143rd respectively. In the turnover department the Buffaloes rank 297th with 14.1 per game. The Buffaloes allow 71.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 156th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 89th and 242nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 73rd and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the nation. The Buffaloes force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 316th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 77.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 88.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 17.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 114.1 and they assist on 53% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Arizona turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.7%. The Wildcats give up 73 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buffaloes score 82.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -10 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.4 points per game. The Buffaloes have a rating on offense of 106.6 and 54.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Colorado turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.7%. The Buffaloes give up 69 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 15-12 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 18-9 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 14-11 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 12-13 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/10/15 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
01/28/16 G Elliott Pitts Personal out indefinitely
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/16/15 F Xavier Johnson Achilles out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona
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