Arizona State vs. Colorado Pick
Can No. 4 Arizona State bounce back from its first loss of the season when the Sun Devils go on the road tonight to face Colorado at 8:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Arizona State is favored on the road, as the Sun Devils are getting odds of -8.5 points against Colorado. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 160 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colorado and will air live on the Pac-12 Network.
Arizona State dropped its Pac-12 opener, falling 84-78 at Arizona on Saturday. ASU is now 12-1 on the season, 1-0 in the Pac-12 and 10-2-1 against the spread. ASU is 1-1-1 against the spread in its last three games. The Sun Devils are putting up 90.7 points per game this year while giving up 72.6 per contest on defense. Tra Holder is leading Arizona State with 22 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while Shannon Evans II is adding 17 points per game.
Colorado has lost three straight coming into tonight’s game, including road losses at Oregon and Oregon State. The Buffaloes are now 8-6 on the season, 0-2 in the Pac-12 and 5-8-1 against the spread. They are just 1-5 ATS in their last six games. Colorado is putting up just 74.4 points per game this season while allowing 73.7 per game. McKinley Wright IV is putting up 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game to lead the Buffaloes while George King is adding 13.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest.
The home team has won and covered in six straight meetings between these two. I want to say I see Arizona State rolling to a big win, but covering a spread like that on the road in a conference game isn’t easy. Especially for an ASU team that is still developing into a power. The Sun Devils are doing great things this year, but inconsistencies are still likely to occur on the road. The public betting is strong with the Sun Devils, but I am going to roll the dice on Colorado at home with the points.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: COLORADO +8.5