Arizona vs Colorado Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Saturday, February 18, 2023

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The Arizona Wildcats (23-4, 12-4 Pac-12) welcome in the Colorado Buffaloes (15-12, 7-9 Pac-12) after victories in five home games in a row. It begins at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 18, 2023.

Arizona is a sizable 12.5-point favorite against Colorado when the Wildcats take on the Buffaloes on Saturday. The matchup’s over/under is 149.

Arizona vs. Colorado Odds

Point Spread for Arizona vs. Colorado

The spread for this matchup is set at 12.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Arizona as the favorite.

Arizona vs. Colorado Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Arizona has -917 odds to pick up the win, while Colorado is listed at +595 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 149 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Arena: McKale Center

Arizona vs. Colorado Betting Trends

Arizona is 13-13-1 against the spread this season. The Wildcats have been favorites in 26 games this season and have come away with the win 22 times (84.6%) in those contests. Arizona’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 14 times in 27 opportunities (51.9%).

Colorado has played 27 games, with 11 wins, against the spread. The Buffaloes have a 4-4 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 50% of those games). Colorado’s games this season have gone over the total in 12 of 27 opportunities (44.4%).

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Arizona vs. Colorado Key Players to Watch

Arizona

Azuolas Tubelis averages 19.9 points and 9.3 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also putting up 2 assists, shooting 57.4% from the floor. Oumar Ballo is posting 14.5 points, 1.6 assists and 8.8 rebounds per game. Kerr Kriisa is tops on the Wildcats at 5.6 assists per contest, while also posting 2.4 rebounds and 10.8 points. Pelle Larsson is posting 10.1 points, 3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per contest.

Colorado

KJ Simpson paces the Buffaloes in assists (3.7 per game), and posts 16 points and 4.3 rebounds. He also posts 1.4 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Tristan da Silva leads the Buffaloes in scoring (16.4 points per game), and produces 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists. He also averages 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. J’Vonne Hadley is the Buffaloes’ top rebounder (5.9 per game), and he posts 8 points and 1.3 assists. Nique Clifford gives the Buffaloes 6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Arizona Wildcats

Arizona has covered eight times in 16 matchups with a spread in conference action this season. The Wildcats are giving up 70.7 points per game this year (209th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really thrived on offense, posting 83.4 points per game (sixth-best). Arizona ranks seventh-best in college basketball by averaging 37.1 boards per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 133rd in college basketball (30.4 allowed per contest).

The Wildcats are scoring 85.5 points per game this year at home, which is 9.1 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (76.4). Arizona is making 8.7 threes per game (54th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while sporting a 37.1% three-point percentage (40th-ranked). The Wildcats are giving up 8 treys per game (273rd-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 32.6% three-point percentage (112th-ranked).

The Wildcats have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games, with a 7-3 record against the spread in that span. Six of Arizona’s past 10 games have gone over the total. In its last 10 games, Arizona has been scoring 79.2 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 83.4 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Arizona has been tougher on defense lately, giving up 67.5 points per game during its last 10 contests compared to the 70.7 points per game its opponents average over the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Colorado Buffaloes

Colorado has covered six times in 16 chances against the spread in conference action this season. On offense the Buffaloes are the 195th-ranked team in college basketball (70.7 points per game). On defense they are 66th (65.7 points conceded per game). Colorado is 87th in the nation in rebounds per game (33.6) and 133rd in rebounds allowed (30.4).

At home the Buffaloes are putting up 73.8 points per game, 8.7 more than they are averaging away (65.1). Beyond the arc, Colorado is 283rd in the country in 3-pointers made per game (6.4). It is 295th in 3-point percentage at 32%. Defensively, the Buffaloes are 64th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.3. They are 100th in 3-point percentage allowed at 32.3%.

The Buffaloes have gone 4-6 in their past 10 games, with a 3-7 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Colorado has hit the over three times. Over its previous 10 games, Colorado is tallying 63.8 points per game, compared to its season average of 70.7. While the Buffaloes are ceding 65.7 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark over their past 10 games, allowing 64.1 points per contest.

Arizona vs. Colorado Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Arizona, and we project that Colorado will cover the spread (Arizona -12.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 149 points.

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How to bet Arizona vs. Colorado

You can bet on Arizona vs. Colorado at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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