Buffaloes vs. Sun Devils Prediction
The 20th-ranked Colorado Buffaloes are small favorites on the road tonight at the Arizona State Sun Devils. Will Colorado get it done in the unwelcoming environment?
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Desert Financial Arena at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Buffaloes are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 140.5 points. As of Thursday morning, 59 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Colorado. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Buffaloes race past Utes
Colorado dominated to the tune of 91-52 Sunday at home over Utah to improve to 13-3 overall and 3-1 in Pac-12 Conference play. The Buffaloes established a 44-22 halftime advantage on their way to the victory. Evan Battey led Colorado with 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting plus 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He also grabbed 10 rebounds for the double-double. McKinley Wright IV contributed 16 points, eight assists, seven boards and two steals. D'Shawn Schwartz tallied 14 points and five caroms. Tyler Bey added 11 points, 12 rebounds and two steals.
Sun Devils fall at Ducks
Arizona State lost by a score of 78-69 Saturday night at Oregon to drop to 10-6 overall and 1-2 in conference action. The Sun Devils trailed 40-31 at halftime on their way to the defeat. Remy Martin led ASU with 29 points on 9-of-21 shooting including 3-of-8 from 3-point distance plus 8-of-8 at the free throw line. He also registered six assists and three rebounds. Rob Edwards added 11 points and two boards off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Buffaloes are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Colorado is 5-2 ATS in its last seven Thursday games.
The Sun Devils are 4-1 ATS in their last five games as an underdog. The home team is 14-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The home team has dominated this series for many years, but I think this is a good spot for the rare road cover in this series. The Buffaloes have only played two true road games and are 1-1 straight up, but the loss was at a powerful Kansas squad so take that one with a grain of salt. Colorado is 17th nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency and should be able to slow down the Sun Devils offense. Look for the Buffaloes to make plays late to get the cover.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: COLORADO BUFFALOES -2