Upcoming Free Picks

Washington vs. Colorado Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 1-12-2019

This is a past game! View all upcoming NCAAB games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#767 Washington
Huskies 138.5
#768 Colorado
Buffaloes -2.5

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:00pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

Washington Huskies

11 - 4

6-8
ATS
5-10
O/U
71
PPG
65
OPPG

Colorado Buffaloes

10 - 5

7-8
ATS
4-11
O/U
77
PPG
68
OPPG

Betting Trends

All NCAAB

No betting trends available for this game. Click here to see all available for NCAAB.

The Washington Huskies will head on the road to the CU Events Center in Boulder, Colorado on Saturday evening as they prepare for a PAC 12 Conference showdown versus the Colorado Buffaloes.

Washington needs to add a statement win to their resume if they want to put themselves on the NCAA committee’s radar for an at-large bid. The Huskies are 1-4 in Quadrant One and Two contests this season with their only victory coming on neutral floor versus a Texas A&M team that has been unimpressive this season. Can the Huskies pull off their biggest win of the season on the road in Boulder against the Buffaloes on Saturday night?

Washington 2-0 vs. PAC 12

The Huskies won their fourth consecutive contest and remain undefeated in conference play on Thursday, defeating Utah on the road 69-53.

Mike Hopkins’s squad enters the weekend ranked at No. 46 in the latest KenPom rankings after improving to 11-4 and 2-0 in PAC 12 play. They are scoring 107.4 points per 100 possessions (82nd in the NCAA), despite shooting just 32.8 percent from 3-point range (222nd in the NCAA) for the season. While the Huskies have been inefficient from long range, they have been solid in almost every other facet on offense. They come in sporting an effective field goal percentage of 51.3 percent (164th in the NCAA) anda turning the ball over on only 18.7 percent of their offensive possessions (154th in the NCAA). They also sport an offensive rebounding rate of 31.7 percent and a free throw rate of 37.5 percent (91st in the NCAA) through their first 15 games.

On defense, Washington has limited opposing teams to just 94.0 points per 100 possessions (37th in the NCAA) while forcing them to turn the ball over 21.6 percent of the time (60th in the NCAA). Opponents sport an effective field goal percentage of 45.2 percent (24th in the NCAA) and they are shooting just 42.6 percent from inside the arc against the Huskies’ defense so far this year (10th in the NCAA).

Buffaloes earn first PAC 12 win of the year

Colorado bounced back following their slow start to PAC 12 play, taking down Washington State 92-60 in their conference home opener on Thursday night. The Buffaloes outscored Washington State 33 to 6 from beyond the arc and shot 64.9 percent from two-point range in their most efficient offensive performance of the season. Tyler Bey scored a team-high 26 points to lead four Buffaloes players in double-figures on the night, while Shane Gatling added 17 for Colorado in the win.

Tad Boyle’s squad comes in slotted at No. 79 in the latest KenPom rankings after losing four of their last six games. The Buffaloes are scoring  104.7 points per 100 possessions (137th in the NCAA), while allowing 96.2 points per 100 possessions on the defensive end of the floor (61st in the NCAA). Colorado plays at one of the fastest paces in the country on offense, averaging 71.2 possessions per game (88th in the NCAA) and just 15.8 seconds per offensive possession (37th in the NCAA) for the season. The Buffaloes do a lot of their damage on the offensive glass and at the free throw line on offense. They have hauled in 31.4 percent of their missed field goals for the season (90th in the NCAA) and they sport a healthy free throw rate of 39.8 percent (51st in the NCAA).

On defense, Colorado has limited opposing teams to an effective field goal percentage of just 48.5 percent (88th in the NCAA) and a 3-point shooting percentage of just 30.2 percent (44th in the NCAA).

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Washington is 4-1-1 against the spread in the last six meetings against Colorado, however, they face a tough task on the road in Boulder. According to KenPom, the Buffaloes sport the nation’s top home court advantage at +4.5. With this game being a toss up, I’ll take my chances with the home team and roll with the Colorado Buffaloes to cover the spread in this spot on Saturday.

Prediction: Pick: Colorado Buffaloes

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

Colorado does a lot of damage on the offense glass, which is one area that Washington has struggled with on the defensive end of the floor. Opposing teams own an offensive rebounding rate of 33.6 percent versus the Huskies’ defense (325th in the NCAA). Meanwhile, Colorado hasn’t been very stingy against opponents from inside the arc, which is where the Huskies do most of their damage. Take this game to go over the projected total on Saturday evening.

Prediction: Under

Nick Raffoul

Shortly after graduating with an Honors in Business Administration, Nick turned his attention from traditional stocks and bonds to investing in the performance of sports teams. He uses a combination of advanced stats and historical data to create sports investment models to identify value and generate consistent profits.

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Bank the Bet Podcast
Friday, Jan 18
NBA
#553 Brooklyn Nets -1
#554 Orlando Magic 216
7:05pm
View Pick
#555 Memphis Grizzlies 204.5
#556 Boston Celtics -10.5
7:05pm
View Pick
#557 Miami Heat 207.5
#558 Detroit Pistons -2
7:05pm
View Pick
#559 San Antonio Spurs 224.5
#560 Minnesota Timberwolves -1
8:05pm
View Pick
#561 Cleveland Cavaliers
#562 Utah Jazz
9:05pm
View Pick
#563 New Orleans Pelicans 232.5
#564 Portland Trailblazers -2.5
10:35pm
View Pick
#565 Golden State Warriors -6
#566 Los Angeles Clippers 241
10:35pm
View Pick
NCAAB
#851 Maryland 138
#852 Ohio State -2
6:30pm
View Pick
#853 St. Josephs 132.5
#854 St. Louis -8
7:00pm
View Pick
#855 Northwestern -1.5
#856 Rutgers 128
7:00pm
View Pick
#857 Eastern Michigan
#858 Buffalo
7:00pm
View Pick
#859 Ohio U 137
#860 Toledo -11
7:00pm
View Pick
#861 Xavier 135
#862 Villanova -10.5
8:30pm
View Pick
NHL
#45 Toronto
#46 Florida
7:05pm
View Pick
#47 Montreal 6
#48 Columbus -160
7:05pm
View Pick
#49 Ottawa 6.5
#50 Carolina -230
7:35pm
View Pick
#51 N.Y. Islanders
#52 Washington
7:35pm
View Pick
#53 Pittsburgh -150
#54 Arizona 6
9:05pm
View Pick
#55 Detroit 6.5
#56 Calgary -250
9:05pm
View Pick
#57 Buffalo
#58 Vancouver
10:05pm
View Pick
Saturday, Jan 19
NCAAB
#611 UNCW
#612 Northeastern
12:00pm
View Pick
#629 James Madison
#630 Drexel
2:00pm
View Pick
Sunday, Jan 20
NFL
#311 Los Angeles Rams 56.5
#312 New Orleans Saints -3
3:05pm
View Pick
#313 New England Patriots 58
#314 Kansas City Chiefs -3
6:40pm
View Pick