Arizona Wildcats (17-5) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (15-7)
Arizona Wildcats vs. Colorado Buffaloes 2/10/24 – The Arizona Wildcats battle the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday in a marquee Pac-12 clash. Arizona rides a 4-1 surge but has struggled against the spread recently, going 2-3 ATS in their last 5. Meanwhile, Colorado has won 3 of their last 5 contests despite also enduring defensive lapses. Get our free NCAAB parlay picks, key stats analysis, and betting predictions for this ranked showdown.
Arizona Wildcats have proven a formidable force, boasting a high-octane offense averaging 89 points per game and boasting an efficient shooting technique with 49% field goal percentage and 36.5% beyond-the-arc success rate. Furthermore, their defensive efforts cannot be underrated with 43.2 rebounds per game and 8.8 steals recorded to prove themselves formidable opponents.
Colorado Buffaloes have also enjoyed an outstanding season, scoring an average of 80.7 points per game and posting an accuracy from the field that surpasses that of Arizona; their field goal percentage stands at 49.3% with 39% coming from three-point range. Colorado also showcased impressive defensive play – 37.9 rebounds per game as evidence of this while disrupting opponents with 6.5 steals per game to set the stage for an intense and potentially high-scoring encounter.
Arizona Wildcats vs. Colorado Buffaloes 2/10/24 Game Info
|Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 10:00 PM ET
|CU Events Center
Caleb Love (Guard) vs. KJ Simpson (Guard)
Caleb Love has put together an impressive season for the Wildcats, playing 31.5 minutes per game across 22 contests. He leads Arizona with 18.9 points per game on shooting splits of 44.3% from the field, 34.2% from three and 86% from the charity stripe. Love also contributes 5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game. His high usage and shot creation abilities are key to the Arizona offense.
Meanwhile, KJ Simpson has emerged as the lead guard for Colorado this season. In 32.5 minutes per game over 22 games, he averages 19.5 points on highly efficient shooting splits of 50.3% from the field and 46% from three. Simpson also leads the Buffaloes with 4.3 assists and 1.9 steals per game, while chipping in 5.5 rebounds as well. His versatility and decision-making orchestrate the Colorado offense.
This matchup features two gifted shot-creating guards. Love is the superior pure scorer, capable of erupting for 30+ points with his arsenal of pull-ups and stepbacks. However, Simpson is the more well-rounded player, defending at a high level and keeping the Buffaloes offense humming. His ability to contain dynamic scorers like Love could swing this game for Colorado.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
As yet, betting odds for this game have yet to be set; however, considering recent performances and trends from both teams involved in this matchup, bettors are encouraged to monitor any available spreads as soon as they become available and consider both teams’ offensive strengths when considering an over/under total.
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Wildcats have been playing well lately, going 4-1 in their last 5 games straight up. However, they have struggled against the spread, posting a 2-3 ATS record over that same sample. Arizona is just 3-4 against the spread in their road contests this season. The over has hit in 3 of the Wildcats’ last 5 matchups. Over Arizona’s last 15 home games, the over has hit 5 times.
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
Colorado has gone 3-2 straight up and against the spread over their last 5 outings. However, the Buffaloes have struggled on the road, going just 2-7 against the spread in away contests. The over is 4-1 in Colorado’s previous 5 games. In home games, the over has hit in 8 of the Buffaloes’ last 13 matchups at CU Events Center.
Arizona Wildcats vs. Colorado Buffaloes 2/10/24 Betting Picks
From its statistical analysis and betting trends, this game appears destined to be closely contested. Both teams possess formidable offensive capabilities and often engage in high-scoring contests; therefore, victory may depend heavily on defense and managing game tempo.
Given both teams’ respective strengths and weaknesses, we anticipate an extremely close contest, with Arizona narrowly outscoring Colorado due to their slightly superior scoring ability and depth. Colorado remains formidable opponent, however.
Arizona stands out with their balanced attack and overall superior performance as being more reliable to win the matchup. Bettors should consider betting over given both teams’ recent trends; premium handicapper reviews might offer further insights; this matchup should not be missed for NCAA basketball fans!
Free Pick and Prediction: Arizona Wildcats 85, Colorado Buffaloes 82.