Arizona vs. Colorado Pick
Will No. 14 Arizona continue its winning ways when the Wildcats go on the road to face Colorado today at 2PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Arizona is the clear road favorite today. The Wildcats are getting odds of -9.5 points against Colorado. The over/under total for the game has been set at 149.5 points. Today’s game takes place from the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colorado and will air live on the Pac-12 Network.
Arizona has now won nine straight games coming into today. The Wildcats have beaten Arizona State and Utah in the last week. Zona is now 12-3 overall, 2-0 in the Pac-12 and 6-7-2 against the spread. The Cats are 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games. Arizona averages 84.2 points per game this season while allowing 72.2 per game on the road. Allonzo Trier is averaging 20.3 points per game to lead the team while Deandre Ayton is adding 20 points and 12.1 rebounds per contest.
Colorado is coming off a 90-81 OT upset win over Arizona State on Thursday night to snap a three-game win streak. The Buffaloes are now 9-6 overall, 1-2 in the Pac-12 and 6-8-1 against the spread. Colorado is just 2-5 ATS in its last seven games. The Buffaloes are averaging 75.4 points per game on offense while allowing 74.2 on defense. McKinley Wright IV is putting up 16.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game to lead the Buffs this season while George King is adding 13.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest.
Arizona has won nine of its last 10 meetings with Colorado, while the Buffaloes have covered in three of the last four encounters. I don’t see Colorado covering again today. The Buffaloes are coming off an emotional win over OT win over Arizona State less than 48 hours ago. It will be a quick turnaround to be ready for this red-hot Arizona team. The Wildcats actually average more on the road (91 ppg) than at home. The public betting is strongly with Arizona today and I agree with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: ARIZONA -9.5