Check out our free Colorado vs Washington pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Seattle. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Colorado vs Washington Pick & Preview: Sunday, December 4th Betting Odds

Buffaloes vs Huskies Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Colorado Buffaloes at Washington Huskies
  • Where: Seattle at Alaska Airlines Arena
  • Date: Sunday, December 4th
  • Betting Odds: Colorado -1.5, COL -125 | WASH +101 O/U 142.5

Buffaloes Preview:

Through 8 games, the Colorado Buffaloes have an overall record of 4-4. So far, the Buffaloes have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 2-3. This season, Colorado has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 2-4. For today’s contest, Colorado have a betting line set -1.5 points in their favor.

Colorado will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer KJ Simpson who is averaging 16.62 points per game for the Buffaloes. Simpson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Buffaloes’ offensive gameplan is the play of Tristan Da Silva who has hit 49.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.88 points per game.

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Coming into today’s game, Colorado will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Buffaloes are ranked 193rd at 71.2 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 393rd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Colorado is close to the NCAA average at 36.8%.

Huskies Preview:

Washington heads into this matchup having played 8 games and have an overall record sitting at 6-2. Currently, the Huskies have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 5-1. So far, the Huskies have been the underdog 1 time, going 1-0 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.

Washington’s leading scorer this season is Keion Brooks Jr. who is averaging 17.0 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 18.28% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.0 rebounds per game and 0.5 assists. Keyon Menifield is the second leading scorer for the Huskies, averaging 9.88 points per game. Between him and Menifield, they are accounting for 32.4% of the team’s scoring.

So far this season, the Washington offense has yet to find its footing. Coming into today’s game, the Huskies’ are ranked 287th at 68.5 points per game. The team’s inneficient outside shooting has been a problem for Washington, as they have hit just 30.3% of their 3-point shots. In terms of pace, the Huskies have played at a tempo near the NCAA average at 77.5 possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Washington Huskies +1.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Colorado as the favorites with a line coming in at -1.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Washington Huskies to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Colorado at 6.97 made 3’s per game compared to Washington at 6.36. Look for Washington to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Buffaloes.

 


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