Washington Huskies vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 1/9/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Huskies vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022
Location: CU Events Center in Boulder, CO
The Washington Huskies (6-6) are hitting the road to CU Events Center on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Colorado Buffaloes (10-3).
The Washington Huskies faced Utah and earned the victory with a final of 74-68 in their last contest. Washington wrapped up the contest having earned a 44.3% field goal percentage (27 of 61) and knocked down 10 of their 22 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Huskies converted 10 of their 14 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. When talking about rebounding, they collected 23 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 17 assists for the contest while forcing the opposition into 19 turnovers and earning 13 steals. With regard to defense, Washington allowed the other team to shoot 47.4% from the field on 27 out of 57 shooting. Utah dished out 18 dimes and had but wrapped up the game with no steals. Additionally, Utah totaled 42 rebounds (12 offensive, 30 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Utah finished the game shooting 63.6% at the charity stripe by burying 7 of their 11 tries. They made 7 of their 19 attempts from distance. With respect to personal fouls, the Huskies left the arena with 12 while Utah recorded 16 personal fouls.
Daejon Davis is one player who was a factor for the matchup. He finished 58.3% from the field and dished out 4 dimes. He was on the court for 38 mins played and also totaled 5 rebounds. He was able to score 16 points on 7 out of 12 shooting.
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Washington enters this one with a record of 6-6 for the year. They are turning it over 11.8 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Washington is pulling in 33.4 rebounds per game and has totaled 121 assists so far this year, which is 340th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Huskies are connecting on 30.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (74 of 246) and 66.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 70.8 pts per game (212th in Division 1) on 39.7% from the floor.
On defense, the Huskies are forcing 18.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.5 fouls. They rank 86th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 145 surrendered for the season. The Huskies defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.5% (306 of 704) and they concede 42.1 boards per game as a group. They give up 34.0% from beyond the arc while they are 280th in the nation in points per game allowed (72.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Colorado Buffaloes got the victory with a final of 83-78 against Washington State. The Buffaloes earned 22 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in this matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while recording 8 steals in the matchup. Washington State had 25 personal fouls in this game which took the Buffaloes to the charity stripe for a total of 27 tries. They were able to convert 19 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 70.4%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Colorado knocked down 6 of 15 tries (40.0%). When all was said and done, the Buffaloes shot 29 out of 56 from the field which gave them a rate of 51.8%. The Buffaloes allowed Washington State to make 28 out of 61 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 45.9% for the game. They wrapped up this game 26.9% from 3-point land by going 7 of 26 and finished the game at 15 of 21 at the free throw line (71.4%). In the matter of rebounding, Colorado allowed Washington State to pull down 26 overall (6 on the offensive side).
Evan Battey ended up having an impact for the Buffaloes for the matchup. He racked up 20 points in his 25 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 2 dimes for this game. He buried 7 out of 8 for the game for a field goal rate of 87.5%, and earned 3 rebounds.
Colorado has a win-loss mark of 10-3 for the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Buffaloes are shooting 45.5% from the floor, which ranks 121st in the country. Colorado has 935 points this year (71.9 per game) and they average 37.9 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 12.7 times per contest (230th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.3 times per contest. The Buffaloes are committing 15.8 fouls every game and they shoot 72.4% from the free throw line.
The Colorado defense allows 31.6% on 3-point attempts (96 of 304) and opponents are making 72.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 11.2 dimes and 31.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 92nd and 43rd in those categories on the defensive end. The Buffaloes on defense are ranked 120th in college basketball in points given up per game with 66.2. They are forcing 12.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.3% from the field (128th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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