Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 3/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington Huskies
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: Pac 12 Network
The Washington Huskies (16-15) will go up against the Colorado Buffaloes (16-15) at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday.
The Colorado Buffaloes faced Utah and took home the win by a score of 69-60 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Buffaloes walked away with 11 while Utah had 15 fouls. They also knocked down 9 out of their 30 shots from beyond the arc. Utah ended up shooting 75.0% at the free throw line by burying 9 of their 12 attempts. Additionally, Utah pulled down 32 rebounds (7 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Utah earned 14 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. Pertaining to the defense, Colorado allowed the other team to go 33.3% from the floor on 21 of 63 shooting. They also distributed 12 assists in the game as well as forcing 9 turnovers and getting 8 steals. Concerning getting rebounds, they compiled 34 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Buffaloes buried 11 of their 14 shots for a rate of 78.6%. Colorado finished with a 46.3% FG percentage (25 of 54) and buried 8 out of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Tristan Da Silva is one player who had an impact in the matchup. He ended up walking away with 15 points on 5 out of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 23 mins and totaled 1 board. He shot 62.5% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime.
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Colorado will play this game with a win-loss mark of 16-15 this year. They have an average of 69.9 points per outing (218th in college hoops) while hitting 43.2% from the field. The Buffaloes are shooting 31.6% on three-point shots (200 of 632) and 69.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Colorado is grabbing 37.6 boards per contest and is sitting with 400 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 202nd in the country in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 13.4 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 16.1 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Buffaloes are forcing 13.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. They give up 32.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 70th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (66.3). The Buffaloes are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.1% (738 of 1,752) and they concede 33.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 46th in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 336 surrendered for the campaign.
In their last game, the Washington Huskies took a defeat with a final score of 93-84 when they faced Washington State. In reference to attacking the glass, Washington permitted Washington State to pull down 38 in all (17 on the offensive side). They finished 41.4% from beyond the arc by connecting on 12 of 29 and finished the contest at 13 out of 17 at the free throw line (76.5%). The Huskies permitted Washington State to convert 34 out of their 67 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 50.7% in the game. When the final whistle blew, the Huskies finished shooting 32 for 64 from the floor which had them shooting 50.0%. In reference to three-point shots, Washington made 9 of 20 tries (45.0%). They were able to knock down 11 of those for a clip of 68.8%. Washington State was called for 15 personal fouls for the contest which took the Huskies to the free throw line for a total of 16 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while earning 7 steals for the game. The Huskies were able to corral 16 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 28 in this matchup.
Keion Brooks ended up being a factor for the Huskies in this contest. He racked up 22 points in his 38 minutes on the court and had 2 assists in this matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 13 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 53.8%, and accumulated 5 rebounds.
Washington has a mark of 16-15 on the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Huskies are hitting on 43.1% from the floor, which is 275th in Division 1. Washington has earned 2,145 points so far this season (69.2 per contest) and they collect 34.0 boards per game. They are earning an assist 11.5 times per game (306th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 14.1 times per contest. The Huskies commit 16.6 personal fouls every game and they connect on 74.6% from the free throw line.
The Huskies on the defensive side of the court are 185th in the country in PPG given up with 70.2. They are able to force 13.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.5% from the floor (53rd in college basketball). The Washington defense concedes 29.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (215 of 721) and opponents are knocking down 70.5% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 15.6 dimes and 38.0 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 345th and 347th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado
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