Colorado vs UConn NCAA Tournament Free Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/14/2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Wells Fargo Arena
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The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Wells Fargo Arena to play the Connecticut Huskies on Thursday, March 17, 2016.
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The Buffaloes come into this game with an overall record of 21-10 and a road record of 4-7. They are 19-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-14. The Huskies have an overall record of 21-10 and a home record of 14-3. They have an over/under record of 11-15 and they are 16-13 against the spread.
Josh Scott comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Buffaloes. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. George King averages 13.8 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Colorado. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Shonn Miller averages 12.8 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Rodney Purvis averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Colorado averages 75.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 107th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 256th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 17th in the country. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 156th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 253rd with 13.4 per game. The Buffaloes allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 140th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 77th and 209th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 80th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the country. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in the Division 1.
Connecticut averages 73.4 points per game this year which ranks them 151st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 62nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 106th in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 140th and 133rd respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 37th with 11 per game. The Huskies allow 63.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 72nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 96th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the nation. The Huskies force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 225th in college basketball.
The Buffaloes average 69.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6 per contest. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 106.6 and they assist on 53.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Colorado turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.5%. The Buffaloes give up 72.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 65 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 76.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 84.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 12 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.4 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 109.5 and 52.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Connecticut turns it over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.1%. The Huskies give up 60.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 19-11 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 14-14 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 16-13 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 11-15 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/16/15 F Xavier Johnson Achilles out for season
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy 's Pick: Take Colorado
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