Buffaloes, Wildcats Clash On Sunday With Sportsbook Action Available

Written By Derek Helling on February 19, 2023
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President’s Day weekend continues with more Pac-12 women’s basketball action between ranked squads. For the home team in Arizona vs Colorado on Sunday, it’s an opportunity to build on what’s already been a great weekend.

If the oddsmakers from legal online North American sportsbooks are correct, that is exactly what will happen Sunday afternoon. History and some of the statistics argue for a different outcome, however.

Arizona vs Colorado details

Following are all the particulars for bettors and fans heading into a game between No. 18 Arizona and No. 21 Colorado.

  • Tip-off: 2 p.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023
  • Venue: McKale Center, Tucson, AZ
  • Broadcast: Pac-12 Networks
  • Streaming: Pac-12 Live or live streaming products that carry the Pac-12 Networks
  • Previous matchup: Jan. 13, at Colorado, 72-65 Buffaloes over Wildcats
  • Team records: Arizona 20-6 (10-5 Pac-12). Colorado 21-5 (12-3 Pac-12)
  • Last games: Arizona – 82-72 win vs No. 4 Utah on Feb. 17. Colorado – 70-62 win at Arizona State on Feb. 17
  • Series history: Colorado 19, Arizona 9. The Buffaloes have won the last two consecutive meetings and five of the last 10 played at Arizona.

The lines on Arizona vs Colorado

As of 1 p.m. ET, legal Canadian and US sportsbooks are offering action on this contest.

BetRivers/PlaySugarhouse SportsbookColorado +3 -115
Arizona -3 -115
Over 133 -115
Under 133 -115
Colorado +112
Arizona -150
Caesars SportsbookColorado +3.5 -110
Arizona -3.5 -110
Over 133.5 -110
Under 133.5 -110
Colorado +140
Arizona -160
DraftKings SportsbookColorado +3.5 -110
Arizona -3.5 -110
Over 133 -110
Under 133 -110
Colorado +140
Arizona -165
FanDuel SportsbookColorado +2.5 -110
Arizona -2.5 -120
Over 132.5 -120
Under 132.5 -110
Colorado +115
Arizona -155

Handicapping Arizona vs Colorado

On Friday night, Arizona got arguably its biggest win of the season by taking down the Utes. On the season, the Wildcats are 4-3 against ranked opponents. In the four of those games that were played in Tucson, Arizona has gone 2-1. If you follow the season’s pattern, they seem to be ready to follow up Friday’s big win with a let down.

Since the turn of the calendar to 2023, the Wildcats have followed a pattern of two wins and then a loss perfectly. Friday was the team’s second consecutive win. While Arizona averages scoring six more points per game than Colorado, the Buffaloes average allowing almost seven fewer points per game than the Wildcats.

The venue does shift things slightly in Arizona’s favor on Sunday. Colorado averages scoring almost seven fewer points per game on the road this season and the Wildcats average scoring four more points in home games.

As far as the total goes, 133 or 134 points is below the combined averages for these teams. However, neither of these teams has hit their season average in points in any of their last 10 games.

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Derek Helling is the assistant managing editor of PlayUSA and the managing editor of BetHer. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of the gambling industry with business, the law, and technology.

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