Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 12/20/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington Huskies
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-10)
The Colorado Buffaloes (4-1) travel to T-Mobile Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Washington Huskies (1-5). Washington opens this contest as 10-point underdogs. The total has been set at 131.5.
Colorado will take the court with a win-loss mark of 4-1 so far this season. They average 75.8 points per outing (136th in D-1) while connecting on 45.6% from the field. The Buffaloes are connecting on 35.5% from downtown (38 of 107) and 83.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Colorado is grabbing 39.4 boards per game and has accounted for 77 assists on the season, which has them ranked 159th in college hoops in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.0 times per contest and as a unit they commit 16.0 personal fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Buffaloes are able to force 16.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.4 fouls. The Buffaloes defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 34.4% (94 of 273) and they surrender 31.4 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 99th in D-1 in giving up assists with 55 surrendered so far this year. They are giving up 31.0% on shots from distance while they are 6th in college basketball in PPG allowed (53.8).
The Colorado Buffaloes faced the Omaha Mavericks and walked away with a win by a score of 91-49 in their last game. Colorado wrapped up the contest having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (31 out of 62) and buried 11 of their 26 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Buffaloes buried 18 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they earned 42 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 18 assists in this matchup while getting 4 steals and 2 blocks. In terms of defense, Colorado allowed the other team to go 50.0% from the floor on 31 of 62. Omaha dished out 14 dimes and 3 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Mavericks grabbed 29 boards (6 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Omaha finished the contest at 66.7% from the free throw line by burying 6 of 9 tries. They also knocked down 5 out of their 17 attempts from downtown.
McKinley Wright is a player who came through in this contest. He totaled 17 points on 6 out of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins and totaled 5 boards. Wright went 75.0% from the floor and dished out 8 dimes. Another guy that saw the court a lot in this game for the Buffaloes was Dallas Walton. He pulled down 2 rebounds and tallied 2 dimes. He went 80.0% from the floor in the matchup by going 4-of-5 (14 points). At the conclusion of this game, Walton was on the hardwood for 19 minutes.
Washington has a win-loss record of 1-5 this season. The Huskies are committing 17.5 fouls per game while shooting 70.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 9.5 times per game (313th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 14.5 times per game. Washington has accounted for 358 points for the season (59.7 per game) and they collect 33.7 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Huskies are hitting on 39.3% from the floor, which is ranked 311th in D-1. The Huskies defensively are ranked 122nd in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 66.7. They have surrendered 15.5 assists and 41.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 277th and 299th in college hoops. The Washington defense allows 29.9% on 3-point attempts (38 of 127) and their opposition knocks down 66.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 13.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 39.5% from the floor (84th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Washington Huskies went home defeated by a final of 66-58 when they faced the Montana Grizzlies. The Huskies collected 23 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 for this contest. They also blocked 5 attempts while recording 6 steals in this contest. The Grizzlies were called for 22 personal fouls for this contest which took the Huskies to the free throw line for 19 shots. They were able to knock down 8 of those for a percentage of 42.1%. In regard to 3-pointers, Washington buried 2 of their 12 attempts (16.7%). Overall, the Huskies walked away from this one shooting 24 out of 57 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.1%. The Huskies permitted the Grizzlies to bury 20 of their 54 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 37.0% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 30.8% from three-point range by shooting 4 of 13 and ended up going 22 of 27 at the free throw line (81.5%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Washington permitted Montana to grab 32 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Nate Pryor played big minutes for the Huskies for the game. He converted 5 of 12 in this contest for a field goal rate of 41.7%, which had him finishing with 13 points. Pryor snagged 2 boards in his 29 mins played and added 2 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Washington was Nate Roberts. He walked away with 13 points in his 29 minutes on the court by way of 6 of 7 from the floor in the matchup. Roberts walked away from this one going 85.7% from the floor while contributing 2 assists and 10 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (+10) and over 131.5 points
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