Colorado vs. Washington Pac-12 Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023
The No. 9 seed Colorado Buffaloes (16-15, 8-12 Pac-12) are favored by 2 points in the Pac-12 Tournament when they play the No. 8 seed Washington Huskies (16-15, 8-12 Pac-12) Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena, beginning at 3:00 PM on Pac-12 Network. The winner moves one game closer to claiming a guaranteed place in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The over/under is 136.5 for the matchup.
Colorado vs. Washington Odds
- Colorado odds to win: -138
- Washington odds to win: +117
- Spread: Colorado (-2)
- Total: 136.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Time: 3:00 PM ET
- TV: Pac-12 Network
- Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Who Will Win Colorado vs. Washington?
Colorado and Washington Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games this season it was favored by 2 points or more, Colorado has a 7-12 record against the spread.
Washington has a 9-6 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 2 points or more.
The two teams average a combined 2.6 more points per game, 139.1, than this game’s over/under of 136.5 points.
Colorado and Washington have seen its opponents average a combined 136.5 points per game, the same as the over/under set for this matchup.
The average point total in Colorado’s games this year is 0.3 fewer points than the total of 136.5 in this matchup.
The average point total for the Huskies this year is 2.9 points higher than this game’s over/under.
The Buffaloes have a 14-17-0 record against the spread this season.
The Huskies are 17-14-0 against the spread this season.
Colorado Stats & Insights
Colorado is outscoring opponents by 3.6 points per game with a +113 scoring differential overall. It puts up 69.9 points per game (217th in college basketball) and gives up 66.3 per contest (70th in college basketball).
Colorado is 68th in the country at 33.6 rebounds per game. That’s 2.9 more than the 30.7 its opponents average.
The Buffaloes connect on 6.5 three-pointers per game (277th in college basketball), while their opponents have made 6.2 on average.
Colorado ranks 278th in college basketball by averaging 89.8 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 37th in college basketball, allowing 85.1 points per 100 possessions.
Offensively, the Buffaloes have fared better in home games this year, putting up 71.9 points per game, compared to 65.4 per game away from home.
Washington Stats & Insights
Washington scores 69.2 points per game (245th in college basketball) and allows 70.2 (184th in college basketball) for a -31 scoring differential overall.
The 31.2 rebounds per game Washington accumulates rank 218th in the country, 2.9 fewer than the 34.1 its opponents grab.
Washington connects on 6.5 three-pointers per game (277th in college basketball) at a 31.5% rate (322nd in college basketball), compared to the 6.9 its opponents make, shooting 29.8% from deep.
Washington ranks 325th in college basketball with 87 points scored per 100 possessions, and 88th defensively with 88.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.
The Huskies score 72.3 points per game at home, and 64.8 away.
Colorado Key Players to Watch
KJ Simpson leads the Buffaloes in points and assists per game, scoring 15.9 points and distributing 3.8 assists.
Colorado’s best rebounder is J’Vonne Hadley, who averages 5.9 boards per game in addition to his 8 PPG average.
The Buffaloes get the most three-point shooting production out of Tristan da Silva, who makes 1.5 threes per game.
Simpson and Lawson Lovering lead Colorado on the defensive end, with Simpson leading the team in steals averaging 1.5 per game and Lovering in blocks averaging one per contest.
Washington Key Players to Watch
Keion Brooks Jr. puts up 17.8 points per game to be the top scorer for the Huskies.
Washington’s leader in rebounds is Braxton Meah with 7.2 per game, and its leader in assists is Keyon Menifield with three per game.
Cole Bajema averages 1.5 three-pointers per game, the most on the Huskies.
Koren Johnson (1.2 steals per game) is the steal leader for Washington while Meah (1.7 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Colorado vs. Washington Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Colorado 71, Washington 66
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