Colorado Buffaloes vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 3/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+11)
The Colorado Buffaloes (21-10) are traveling to T-Mobile Arena on Friday where they will meet the Arizona Wildcats (29-3). Colorado is 11-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 148.
The Colorado Buffaloes faced Oregon and went home with a win by a final score of 80-69 in their last contest. Colorado walked away from the game having earned a 40.5% FG percentage (30 of 74) and made 7 out of their 24 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Buffaloes knocked down 13 of 19 attempts for a rate of 68.4%. In reference to getting rebounds, they earned 50 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 17 assists in the matchup while forcing 9 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Regarding defense, Colorado let their opponent shoot 34.3% from the field on 24 of 70 shooting. Oregon distributed 13 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. On top of that, Oregon snagged 39 rebounds (10 offensive, 29 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Oregon finished the game at 72.2% at the free throw line by converting 13 of their 18 shots. They converted 8 of their 27 tries from beyond the arc. Regarding fouls, the Buffaloes ended up finishing with 16 while Oregon finished the game with 18 fouls.
Evan Battey is a player who was a major factor in the game. He ended up shooting 40.0% from the field and also recorded 1 assist. He played for 34 minutes played and grabbed 12 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 19 points on 6 of 15 shooting.
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Colorado heads into this contest with a record of 21-10 for the year. They cough up possession 13.6 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 15.6 personal fouls per game. As a team, Colorado is pulling down 37.6 boards per game and has 405 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 176th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Buffaloes are hitting 36.2% on three-point attempts (204 of 563) and 75.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 71.1 points per contest (171st in the country) while connecting on 44.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Buffaloes are able to force 12.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 fouls. They are ranked 68th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 338 relinquished for the campaign. The Buffaloes defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.4% (752 of 1,816) and they relinquish 32.1 boards per game as a group. They are relinquishing 32.4% from 3-point land while they are 108th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (66.6).
In their last game, the Arizona Wildcats got the win with a final of 84-80 when they played Stanford. In relation to rebounding, Arizona allowed Stanford to collect 29 overall (6 on the offensive glass). They finished 55.0% from 3-point land by going 11 out of 20 and finished the game at 5 out of 8 from the charity stripe (62.5%). The Wildcats allowed Stanford to make 32 out of 59 tries from the floor which had them at 54.2% in this matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Wildcats finished the game shooting 31 for 65 from the floor which had them at 47.7%. In reference to shots from distance, Arizona converted 9 of 24 attempts (37.5%). They were able to make 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 68.4%. Stanford was called for 20 personal fouls for this game which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Wildcats collected 19 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards totaling 34 for the game.
Christian Koloko ended up being a factor for the Wildcats for the contest. He scored 24 points in his 32 mins on the hardwood and had 4 assists in this contest. He made 10 of 12 for this contest for a rate of 83.3%, and totaled 9 rebounds.
Arizona has a mark of 29-3 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Wildcats are hitting on 49.5% from the floor, which ranks them 5th in D-1. Arizona has 2,709 points so far this season (84.7 per game) and they collect 41.6 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 20.1 times per contest (1st in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.0 times per game. The Wildcats commit 16.5 fouls per game while shooting 72.6% from the free throw line.
The Wildcats on defense are ranked 120th in D-1 in PPG given up with 67.1. They are forcing 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 38.6% from the floor (10th in college hoops). The Arizona defense concedes 32.2% from downtown (228 of 708) and their opposition knocks down 66.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 11.6 assists and 33.8 rebounds every game, which ranks 101st and 138th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (+11)
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