Planning on watching today’s Wildcats and Buffaloes game? Catch the action at CU Events Center in Boulder, CO, as the Buffaloes hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN. The over/under for this Pac-12 conference contest is set at 159 points, with Colorado being favored by -1.5 at home against Arizona.

ARIZONA WILDCATS VS COLORADO BUFFALOES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Colorado Buffaloes -1.5

This game will be played at CU Events Center at 10:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE COLORADO BUFFALOES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Buffaloes.
  • Not only will Colorado pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 159 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will Arizona Win on the Road?

Arizona has been dominant at home this season, going 13-0 with an average scoring margin of +28.2 points per game. However, they have struggled on the road, going just 4-5 with an average scoring margin of +0.7 points per game.

Overall, the Wildcats have been favored in 21 of their 23 games, going 16-5 in those games. Their record in conference play is 8-3, and they come into this game on a three-game winning streak.

As the underdog this season, Arizona has gone 1-0 vs. the spread. On the road, the Wildcats’ ATS record is 4-5 this year and 5-5 over their last 10 road games.

Arizona’s over/under record this season sits at 10-11-1 and today’s line of 159 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (158.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 170 points and their OU record in the last three games is 1-2. On the year, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 159.

In their latest game, Arizona offense put up 82 points against Stanford. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 47.7% and made 6 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Caleb Love who comes into today’s matchup averaging 18.9. Pelle Larsson also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.2.

At this time, the Wildcats’ defense is positioned 209th in the country, permitting 73.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Arizona’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.4% this season.

Will Colorado Make it Happen at Home?

Colorado has been dominant at home this season, going a perfect 14-0 with an average scoring margin of +19.8 points per game. The Buffaloes have won their last 14 games at home, and they have gone 10-0 in their last ten games at home. On the season, Colorado has been favored in 18 of their 23 games, going 15-3 in those games.

Coming off an 82-70 win over Arizona State, the Buffaloes are 16-7 this season. They have gone 7-5 in Pac-12 play, and they are 9-2 in non-conference games. On the road, Colorado has gone just 2-7 this season with an average scoring margin of -6.3 points per game.

Colorado’s ATS record this season is 10-12-1, but they have been better vs. the spread at home, going 9-4-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Buffaloes have gone 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 159 is higher than the average over/under line of 149.2 in Colorado’s games this season. So far, 18 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 146 points.

Colorado’s offense had a good outing, putting up 82 points against Arizona State. They achieved a 47.1% field goal percentage and went 26/29 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Buffaloes was J’vonne Hadley with 19 points, while KJ Simpson also added 17 to the scoreboard.

On defense, Colorado is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 71.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Colorado’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.2% this season.