Colorado vs Arizona Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona -5.5
The Colorado Buffaloes head to McKale Center to take on the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 5.5 point favorites.
Colorado comes into this game with an overall record of 14-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.6 as they are averaging 72.9 points per game while giving up 61.3 per contest. Arizona has an overall record of 12-5. They are averaging 81.3 points per game and surrendering 65.8, good for a point differential of 15.6.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 8-8-1 against the spread this season
The Colorado Buffaloes are 10-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 9-8-0 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 9-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/22/19 G Devonaire Doutrive Dismissed is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Brandon Williams Knee is out for season
01/17/20 C Chase Jeter Back is questionable
McKinley Wright IV comes into this game averaging 13.6 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 66% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Tyler Bey averages 13.0 points per contest in 27.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 9.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Zeke Nnaji scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.5 rebounds per contest and has 0.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Nico Mannion averages 14.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.0 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado averages 72.9 points per contest, which is 139th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 163rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 55th in the nation. They average 38.6 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 69th and 146th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 118th with 14.3 per game. The Buffaloes allow 61.3 points per contest, which is 27th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 70th and 110th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 10.6 assists per game which puts them in 51st place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 262nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona is 14th in the nation with 81.3 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 15.6. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 48th in the NCAA. They are 106th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.5 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 16.6. The Wildcats are 308th in turnovers per contest with 11.8. The Wildcats give up 65.8 points per game, which ranks them 92nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 117th in those defensive statistics. They rank 173rd with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 123rd with 33.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 246th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Buffaloes are 127th in the nation in offensive rating with 104. In terms of pace they are 216th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 149th. As a team they are 108th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 198th in Division 1. Colorado is 115th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions.
Arizona is 324th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.7, which is ranked 7th. They are 100th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 29th. As a unit they are 20th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 278th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Colorado/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado +5.5
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