Arizona V Colorado Against The Spread Free PickNoah Williams
The seventh-ranked Arizona Wildcats visit the Colorado Buffaloes tonight but hey have one eye on their weekend showdown with the 13th-ranked Utah Utes. A win by the Wildcats will give them a the breathing room they need over the Utes who are a single game behind Arizona.
Saturday’s matchup in Salt Lake City will be pivotal in Arizona’s quest for a second straight league title.
“Our players respect (Colorado’s) players, we respect their team,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said. “That, coupled with playing at Colorado is a tough environment. I think that that game has our undivided attention and it’s really not even anything we’ve had to talk about.”
A Closer Look At My Arizona V Colorado Against The Spread Free Pick
Matchup: (7) Arizona Wildcats at Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Feb. 26, 2015
Start Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Stadium: Coors Events Center
TV Info: ESPN
Radio: Arizona Vs Colorado
Point Spread: Arizona Wildcats -10.5
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Arizona’s Projected Starting Lineup: Kaleb Tarczewski (C), Stanley Johnson (F), Brandon Ashley (F) Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (F), T.J. McConnell (G).
Colorado’s Projected Starting Lineup: Josh Scott (F), Wesley Gordon (F), Xavier Johnson (G), Askia Booker (G), Dominique Collier (G).
These two teams met previously on Jan 15th with Colorado limping out of Arizona with a 68-54 loss on the record books. Wildcat freshman forward Stanley Johnson put up 22 points for the home team and senior guard Askia Booker had 30 for the Buffaloes in a losing battle.
"Usually the common denominator for us losing is getting out-rebounded, so that was a big emphasis," said Johnson, who also added five offensive rebounds.
The Wildcats, however, failed to cover the 16-point spread as college basketball betting favorites. Arizona is 8-3 straight up against the Buffaloes and 6-5 against the spread in those 11 meetings.
Arizona is 24-3 overall this season, 12-2 against Pac-12 opponents and 6-11 ATS on the season. The Wildcats rank 26th in points per game scored with 75.6 while allowing 58.7 PPG, 19th in the nation. They rank 69th in rebounding and 93rd in assists, with Stanley Johnson leading the team with 14.2 PPG.
Colorado is 12-14 this season, 5-9 vs. Pac-12 opponents and 11-14-1 against the spread. The Buffaloes are ranked 187th in PPG at 66.7 scored while allowing 65.3, 114th in the nation. They are 49th in rebounding and 261st in assists dished out. Askia Booker leads the team with 17.0 PPG.
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last five games on the road, 5-4 ATS away from home and 16-11 ATS as a favorite. Colorado 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home, 1-5 SU in its last six games overall, 1-5 ATS in its last six games overall and 0-5 SU in its last five games when playing Arizona.
Arizona allowed one offensive rebound against and outscored UCLA 16-0 on second-chance points in their last outing on Saturday.