Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 1/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington Huskies
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-12.5)
Alaska Airlines Arena is the venue where and the Washington Huskies (1-11) will play the Colorado Buffaloes (11-3) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have Colorado as 12.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 140.5.
Colorado will take the court with a mark of 11-3 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 11.1 times per game and as a group are committing 16.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Colorado is snagging 37.1 rebounds per game and has accumulated 200 assists so far this season, which is 52nd in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Buffaloes are shooting 36.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (113 of 308) and 84.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 75.9 pts per game (101st in D-1) while shooting 45.1% from the field. On defense, the Buffaloes are forcing 14.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.1 fouls. They currently rank 244th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 165 surrendered for the campaign. The Buffaloes are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.2% (324 of 786) and they surrender 31.3 rebounds per game as a team. They are surrendering 30.9% from beyond the arc and they are 32nd in the country in points per game from their opponents (62.2).
The Colorado Buffaloes faced off with the Stanford Cardinal and walked away with a win by a score of 77-64 in their last contest. Colorado finished the contest having earned a 41.2% FG percentage (28 out of 68) and knocked down 9 of their 27 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Buffaloes converted 12 of 13 tries for a rate of 92.3%. Concerning getting rebounds, they compiled 38 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 16 dimes in the matchup while getting 6 steals and 5 blocks. Regarding defending, Colorado allowed the other team to go 41.2% from the field on 28 of 68 shooting. Stanford dished out 7 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. Additionally, the Cardinal collected 31 boards (8 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Stanford ended up going 100.0% from the free throw line by making 15 of 15 attempts. They also buried 5 out of their 18 tries from beyond the perimeter.
McKinley Wright IV is one player who was a major contributor for this contest. He totaled 14 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 34 mins and grabbed 5 rebounds. IV finished shooting 50.0% from the field and dished out 8 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this contest for the Buffaloes was Evan Battey. He collected 12 boards and accounted for 2 assists. He shot 55.6% from the floor for the game by shooting 5-of-9 (13 points). When this game wrapped up, Battey played for 29 min.
Washington has a record of 1-11 for the year. As an offensive team, the Huskies are hitting on 40.3% from the floor, which is 320th in the country. Washington has accumulated 777 points on the year (64.8 per contest) and they pull in 32.0 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 9.9 times per game (332nd in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per game. The Huskies have committed 18.2 personal fouls every game and they shoot 72.8% from the charity stripe. The Huskies defensively are ranked 305th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 76.9. The Washington defense concedes 35.0% on shots from 3-point land (86 of 246) and opponents are making 71.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 17.0 dimes and 41.7 rebounds per game, which is 334th and 338th in college basketball. They are forcing 12.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the floor (219th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Washington Huskies went home defeated by a final of 81-76 when they faced the UCLA Bruins. The Huskies were able to snag 24 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 for the matchup. They blocked 4 shots while recording 4 steals in this matchup. The Bruins earned 12 fouls in this game which took the Huskies to the charity stripe for 10 shots. They were able to bury 6 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 60.0%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Washington knocked down 10 of 23 tries (43.5%). When all was said and done, the Huskies shot 30 out of 58 from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.7%. The Huskies allowed the Bruins to knock down 29 of their 70 tries from the floor which had them shooting 41.4% for the contest. They shot 45.0% from distance by shooting 9 out of 20 and finished the contest at 14 out of 17 from the free throw line (82.4%). With respect to rebounding, Washington permitted UCLA to snag 39 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Quade Green ended up being a major contributor for the Huskies for the game. He knocked down 10 of 16 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, which got him 25 points. Green had 5 rebounds in his 37 mins and had 5 dimes for the contest. Someone else that was important for Washington was Hameir Wright. He ended up with 15 points in his 35 minutes played via 6 of 9 shooting for the matchup. Wright wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the floor while collecting 3 assists and 7 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (+12.5) and under 140.5 points
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