Saturday, January 7, 2017
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The Colorado Buffaloes travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
The Buffaloes come into this game with an overall record of 10-5 and a road record of 2-3. They are 4-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-11. The Wildcats have an overall record of 14-2 and a home record of 8-0. They have an over/under record of 7-8 and they are 9-6 against the spread.
Derrick White comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Buffaloes. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Xavier Johnson averages 13.9 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Colorado. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 15.5 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Rawle Alkins averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Colorado averages 73.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 146th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 173rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 224th in the country. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 39th and 166th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 120th with 12.8 per game. The Buffaloes allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 75th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 42nd and 36th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 170th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 42nd place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 313th in Division 1.
Arizona averages 73.8 points per game this year which ranks them 147th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 43rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 66th in the nation. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest which ranks them 86th and 165th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 96th with 12.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 60.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 62nd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 229th in college basketball.
The Buffaloes average 72.9 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 0.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3 per contest. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 105.9 and they assist on 53.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Colorado turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.5%. The Buffaloes give up 72.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 76.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 18 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 19.1 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 109.8 and 52.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Arizona turns it over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34%. The Wildcats give up 57.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 56.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 4-10 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 3-11 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 9-6 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 7-8 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/09/16 G Namon Wright Foot out indefinitely
01/06/17 G Xavier Johnson Possible Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Arizona
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
12/05/16 G Allonzo Trier Eligibility out indefinitely
11/17/16 G Dylan Smith Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 F Talbott Denny Knee out for season
11/08/16 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona
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