The No. 9 seed Colorado Buffaloes (16-15, 8-12 Pac-12) and the No. 8 seed Washington Huskies (16-15, 8-12 Pac-12) will look to advance in the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday as they square off at 3:00 PM.
Wednesday’s matchup between the Buffaloes and the Huskies features a close line of Colorado -2. The over/under is 136.5 points for the matchup.
Colorado vs. Washington Odds
Point Spread for Colorado vs. Washington
The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with oddsmakers listing Colorado as the favorite.
Colorado vs. Washington Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Colorado has -137 odds to pick up the win, while Washington is listed at +115 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 136.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: Pac-12 Network
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Arena: T-Mobile Arena
Colorado vs. Washington Betting Trends
Colorado has played 31 games, with 14 wins against the spread. The Buffaloes have won in 12, or 57.1%, of the 21 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Colorado’s games this year have gone over the total in 13 out of 31 opportunities (41.9%).
Washington has 17 wins against the spread in 31 games this season. The Huskies have won five of the 18 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (27.8%). Washington’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 61.3% of the time (19 out of 31 games with a set point total).
Colorado vs. Washington Key Players to Watch
Tristan da Silva averages 15.9 points and 1.2 assists per contest — both team highs. He is also averaging 4.9 rebounds, shooting 50.7% from the floor and 40.2% from downtown with 1.5 made 3-pointers per game. Nique Clifford is putting up 6.3 points, 1.5 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game. J’Vonne Hadley averages a team-leading 5.9 rebounds per contest. He is also averaging 8 points and 1.3 assists, shooting 52.5% from the floor.
Keion Brooks Jr. is averaging team highs in points (17.8 per game) and assists (1.4). And he is producing 6.9 rebounds, making 43.1% of his shots from the floor and 28.7% from 3-point range, with 1.1 triples per game. Braxton Meah paces the Huskies in rebounding (7.2 per game), and posts 9 points and 0.6 assists. He also puts up 0.5 steals and 1.7 blocked shots. Keyon Menifield is No. 1 on the Huskies in assists (3 per game), and posts 10 points and 2.8 rebounds. He also posts 1.1 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Cole Bajema is posting 8.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.6 assists per contest, making 38.4% of his shots from the floor and 35.4% from 3-point range, with 1.5 treys per contest.
What you need to know about the Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado has put together a 9-11-0 ATS record in conference games so far this year. So far this season, the Buffaloes are scoring 69.9 points per game (217th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 66.3 points per contest (70th-ranked). This year, Colorado is averaging 33.6 rebounds per game (68th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 30.7 rebounds per contest (154th-ranked).
Colorado is draining 6.5 threes per game (277th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 31.6% shooting percentage (317th-ranked) from beyond the arc. So far this season, the Buffaloes are ceding 6.2 three-pointers per game (51st-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 32.1% (78th-ranked) from three-point land.
The Buffaloes have gone 4-6 in their last 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. Colorado has gone over the total in three of its past 10 outings. On offense, Colorado has had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 65.1 points per contest over that span compared to the 69.9 it has put up over the course of this season. Colorado has been tougher on the defensive side of the ball as of late, giving up 65.7 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 66.3 points per game its opponents are averaging on the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Washington Huskies
Washington and its opponents have combined to go over the point total 11 out of 20 times this year in Pac-12 action. The Huskies are 245th in college basketball in points scored (69.2 per game) and 184th in points allowed (70.2). In 2022-23, Washington is 218th in the nation in rebounds (31.2 per game) and 24th-worst in rebounds conceded (34.1).
Washington is 277th in the country in 3-pointers made (6.5 per game) and 322nd in 3-point percentage (31.5%). The Huskies are 136th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (6.9 per game) and 15th-best in 3-point percentage defensively (29.8%).
The Huskies have gone 4-6 over their last 10 games, with a 7-3 record against the spread in that span. Washington has gone over the total in five of its last 10 outings. Washington is posting 67.8 points per contest in its last 10 games, which is 1.4 fewer points than its average for the season (69.2). The Huskies are surrendering 71.5 points per contest over their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 70.2 points allowed.
Colorado vs. Washington Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this game is Colorado, and we expect that Colorado will cover the spread (Colorado -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 136.5 points.
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