Washington Huskies vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 1/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Huskies vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Location: CU Events Center in Boulder, CO
The Washington Huskies (11-8) are en route to CU Events Center on Thursday where they will go up against the Colorado Buffaloes (11-8).
The Washington Huskies stepped onto the hardwood against California and took home the win by a score of 81-78 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Huskies ended up finishing with 19 and California finished the game with 23 fouls. They converted 8 of 24 tries from 3-point land. California finished the contest at 57.1% at the free throw line by making 12 of 21 attempts. Furthermore, California snagged 32 rebounds (11 offensive, 21 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. California doled out 15 assists and had 9 steals for this game. In regard to defense, Washington allowed 40.8% from the floor on 29 of 71 shooting. They also dished out 11 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 36 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Huskies made 19 of their 27 tries for a percentage of 70.4%. Washington wrapped up the game having earned a 49.1% field goal percentage (27 of 55) and converted 8 of their 19 3-point attempts.
Keion Brooks is someone who came through in the game. He ended up going 52.9% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 41 mins played and pulled down 10 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 26 points on 9 of 17 shooting.
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Washington will play this contest with a record of 11-8 for the campaign. They are averaging 70.1 points per outing (219th in college basketball) while going 43.5% from the field. The Huskies are hitting 31.5% on shots from beyond the arc (124 of 394) and 74.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Washington is collecting 34.7 rebounds per game and has tallied 223 dimes this season, which has them ranked 274th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 13.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 16.4 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Huskies have forced 13.1 turnovers every game while drawing 17.1 fouls. They are conceding 29.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 166th in college basketball in PPG allowed (68.6). The Huskies are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.1% (481 of 1,171) and they surrender 36.9 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 340th in the country in giving up assists with 287 surrendered so far this season.
For their last game, the Colorado Buffaloes went home defeated by a final of 68-54 when they faced UCLA. Concerning how they rebounded, Colorado permitted UCLA to get 37 in total (16 on the offensive side). They finished 21.1% from three-point range by connecting on 4 out of 19 and finished the contest at 16 of 24 at the charity stripe (66.7%). The Buffaloes allowed UCLA to knock down 24 of their 63 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.1% for this contest. In all, the Buffaloes walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 49 from the floor which had them sitting at 30.6%. In regard to three-point shots, Colorado made 4 of 14 attempts (28.6%). They were able to knock down 20 of the free throws for a rate of 87.0%. UCLA committed 20 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Buffaloes to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They coughed up the ball 21 times, while recording 7 steals for the game. The Buffaloes collected 24 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 35 for this contest.
KJ Simpson was important for the Buffaloes for the matchup. He earned 17 points in his 35 mins of playing time and tallied 3 assists for this game. He made 5 of 15 for this contest for a rate of 33.3%, and added 5 rebounds.
Colorado has a record of 11-8 this year. The Buffaloes commit 16.6 fouls per game and they hit 67.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 13.8 times per contest (151st in D-1) and they turn it over 14.3 times per game. Colorado has totaled 1,387 pts for the campaign (73.0 per game) and they collect 39.0 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Buffaloes are shooting 44.8% from the floor, which ranks 166th in the nation.
The Buffaloes on defense are ranked 112th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 66.7. They are forcing 14.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.1% from the field (77th in college basketball). The Colorado defense gives up 32.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (119 of 370) and their opposition makes 69.0% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 10.2 dimes and 33.4 boards per contest, which ranks them 25th and 140th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado
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