The Washington Huskies (12-8, 2-5 Pac-12) head to No. 23 Colorado to take on the Buffaloes (15-4, 5-2 Pac-12) in what should be a low-scoring game. The game is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Washington Huskies vs. Colorado Buffaloes Free Prediction
The last time the Huskies played, they were defeated by the Utah Runnin’ Utes, 67-66. Utah won the rebounding battle. The Runnin’ Utes had 18 offensive rebounds and 38 total rebounds, while the Huskies had five and 29, respectively. Hameir Wright put together a solid game for Washington, finishing with 12 points and nine rebounds.
The Buffaloes won big over the Washington State Cougars in their last matchup, 78-56. The Buffaloes made 17 of their 20 free throws (85.0 percent) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 39.4 (above their season average of 31.7). Lucas Siewert was the game’s top scorer with 16 points on 4-for-10 shooting from the field.
After the Huskies won all three games against the Buffaloes last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the most recent game, Washington won 66-61. Washington had a much better turnover percentage (13.4 vs. 21.8). Colorado, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (47.4 vs. 21.2).
Baskets could be hard to come by in this contest between two of the NCAA’s best defenses. Colorado currently ranks 20th in defensive efficiency (88.7) and Washington is 34th (91.2). Moreover, the Huskies rank 24th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.283), while the Buffaloes rank 41st in opponents’ FTA rate (0.172).
Washington at Colorado Odds Pick
Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Washington, O/U – Under
Colorado ranks 33rd in three pointers allowed per game (18.4) while Washington ranks 191st (23.1).
The Buffaloes rank 50th in assists allowed per game (10.8) while the Huskies rank 163rd (13.3).
Washington ranks third in blocks allowed per game (1.9) while Colorado ranks 105th (3.5).
The Huskies rank 85th in steals per game (7.2) while the Buffaloes rank 186th in steals allowed per game (7.7).
Colorado ranks 32nd in rebounds allowed per game (31.6) while Washington ranks 133rd (35.1).
The Huskies have been outscored by an average of 1.0 point in their last five games. On the season, Washington has defeated opponents by an average of 7.7 points.
During their last five games, the Buffaloes have scored an average of 71.8 points per game (0.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.0 points per game (2.3 above their season average).