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Colorado Buffaloes vs. Arizona Wildcats Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Colorado Buffaloes (11-3, 3-1 Pac-12) travel to meet the Arizona Wildcats (12-1, 2-0) on Wednesday night at the McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz. Tip-off is scheduled for 11:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on FOX Sports 1.

SCORE PREDICTION

Arizona 82, Colorado 64

BEST BETS

Arizona -15.5 (-110) at Bet365

Under 150.5 (-110) at Bet365

COLORADO BUFFALOES VS. ARIZONA WILDCATS PREDICTIONS

The Buffaloes hit the road for the first time since Dec. 1, a 73-61 loss at UCLA while covering a 13.5-point spread as the UNDER (138.5) connected. After back-to-back losses to UCLA and Tennessee, Colorado has bounced back with five consecutive wins, including conference victories at home against Washington State and Washington, both covers as the OVER hit in each outing.

The Wildcats resumed play Jan. 3 against Washington, topping the Huskies 95-79 while failing to cover a 24.5-point number. It was their first game back since Dec. 22 at Tennessee, a 77-73 loss in Knoxville as one-point 'dogs. Arizona has scored 90 or more points in five of the past eight games, while cashing the OVER in six of those eight contests. The Wildcats had three players with 21 or more points against Washington, including Christian Koloko's 22 points with 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.

COLORADO BUFFALOES VS. ARIZONA WILDCATS BETTING ODDS

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COLORADO BUFFALOES VS. ARIZONA WILDCATS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Pac-12
  • Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
  • Venue: McKale Center
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • TV-Time: FS1 - 11:00 p.m. ET

COLORADO BUFFALOES BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 11-3
  • ATS: 4-8-2
  • O/U: 7-7

Colorado has covered each of the past two games, which is the first time all season the Buffaloes have covered consecutive games this season. Prior to the 2-0 ATS run against Washington and Washington State, the Buffaloes were 2-8-2 ATS in the first 12 games of the season.

The Buffaloes have posted a 4-9-2 ATS in the past 15 games, too, while going 3-8 ATS in the past 11 games as an underdog. The Buffs are also a dismal 15-42 ATS in the past 57 games on the road while facing a team with a winning home mark. They're also 14-36-1 ATS in the past 51 as a road underdog, too.

The UNDER has connected in five of the past seven games overall, while going 41-15 in the past 56 on the road. The UNDER is also 21-5 in the past 26 games as an underdog. However, the OVER is 10-3 in the past 13 games against teams with a winning overall record.

ARIZONA WILDCATS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 12-1
  • ATS: 8-4-1
  • O/U: 9-4

Arizona has won five of the past seven meetings in this series, and seven of the past 10 overall. However, Colorado dropped Arizona in Boulder in the most recent meeting on Feb. 6, 2021 last season, although the Wildcats were able to grab the cover as seven-point 'dogs. In fact, Arizona is 3-0 ATS in the past three in the series, and 5-1 ATS in the past six meetings overall.

The Wildcats are 0-3-1 ATS across the past four games overall, while going 1-3-1 ATS in the past five games at home against teams with a losing road record. However, Arizona is 7-3-1 ATS in the past 11 games as a favorite.

In terms of the total, the OVER is 9-3 in the past 12 games overall for the Wildcats, while Arizona has hit the OVER in seven of the past eight home games. The OVER is also 9-1 in the past 10 games as a favorite for Arizona, while going 7-1 in the past eight as a home favorite. The OVER is 9-3 in the past 12 against teams with a winning overall record.


Colorado is 3-8 ATS in the past 11 games as an underdog. (AP)

INSIDE THE STATS - COLORADO BUFFALOES

  • Record: 11-3
  • VI Ranking: 48
  • PS/G: 72.4 (178th)
  • PA/G: 66.0 (115th)
  • ORtg: 104.5 (146th)
  • DRtg: 95.4 (126th)

INSIDE THE STATS - ARIZONA WILDCATS

  • Record: 12-1
  • VI Ranking: 8
  • PS/G: 89.9 (1st)
  • PA/G: 65.2 (99th)
  • ORtg: 117.1 (7th)
  • DRtg: 84.9 (8th)

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • CU: Evan Battey - F (12.6 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 52.6 3P%, 55.4 FG%)
  • CU: Jabari Walker - F (13.4 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 1.1 APG, 46.3 FG%)
  • ZONA: Christian Koloko - C (13.5 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 3.4 BPG, 1.2 APG)
  • ZONA: Bennedict Mathurin - G (18.9 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.1 APG, 1.1 SPG)

COLORADO BUFFALOES VS. ARIZONA WILDCATS BETTING CONCLUSION

This is just the second true road game for Colorado. The Buffs covered at UCLA as 13.5-point underdogs on Dec. 1, but didn't come close to pulling off the victory. The Buffs are 1-3 ATS in the past four road games dating back to Feb. 11 of last season, too.

The Wildcats are a strong play at home, as they have one of the most dangerous offenses in the nation. Arizona is deep, boasting four players averaging 12.5 PPG or more, while Bennedict Mathurin and Azuolas Tubelis are not only the top two scorers, but they're rebounding machines, too. This is a talented team who is going to take the top spot in the Pac-12. Colorado might be able to sneak up on Arizona if they game were in Boulder, but the Buffs won't offer much resistance in this one.

COLORADO BUFFALOES VS. ARIZONA WILDCATS BETTING TRENDS

  • Colorado is 4-9-2 ATS in the past 15 games overall.
  • Colorado is 3-8 ATS in the past 11 games as an underdog.
  • Arizona is 0-3-1 ATS in the past four games overall.
  • Arizona is 7-3-1 ATS in the past 11 games as a favorite.
  • The UNDER is 5-2 in the past seven games for Colorado.
  • The UNDER is 21-5 in the past 26 as an underdog for Colorado.
  • The OVER is 10-3 in the past 13 vs. winning teams for Colorado.
  • The OVER is 9-3 in the past 12 games for Arizona.
  • The OVER is 7-1 in the past eight home games for Arizona.
  • The OVER is 9-1 in the past 10 as a favorite for Arizona.
  • The OVER is 9-3 in the past 12 vs. winning teams for Arizona.
  • The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the past six meetings.
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