Wash State vs. Colorado Prediction
Are the Colorado Buffaloes a good play on Thursday night against the Washington Cougars? The Pac-12 rivals will square off at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Colorado. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Buffaloes are 8-point home favorites to beat the Cougars, who opened as 7.5-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 144.5 but was bet up to 146.
Who Public Bettors Like: Colorado. As of this writing, 67% of betting tickets are on the Buffaloes and 73% of the money is on Colorado as well. As for the total, 77% of the betting tickets are on the over and 95% of the money is on the money as well.
Injury Report: No players are listed on Washington State's injury report and two non-starters are listed on Colorado's. Those two players are Tory Miller-Stewart (foot) and Evan Battey (Academics), who are both out for the year.
Who We Like: Colorado. The Buffaloes are 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games versus an opponent with a road winning percentage of less than .400. The Buffs are also 5-1-1 against the number in their last seven home games and have covered in four of their last five home games versus a team with a losing road record.
On the other side, the Cougars are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 1-4 against the number in their last five games versus Pac-12 rivals and are winless at 0-4 at the betting window in their last four road games.
THURSDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: COLORADO BUFFALOES -8