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Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington State Cougars Odds
The Washington State Cougars will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Colorado Buffaloes at Friel Court in NCAA basketball action.
The Cougars are 10-7 so far on the season, and 9-5 ATS vs. the number. The Buffaloes, meanwhile, are 11-6 and 8-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington State go 6-6 and the Buffaloes go 6-6 on the totals.
Bettors looking to side with Washington State in this one found them as 1.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 195 (Cougars) and the No. 39 (Buffaloes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-70 result in favor of the Cougars has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington State has the nation's No. 256-rated offensive output, at 64.2 PPG. The visiting Buffaloes defense ranks No. 190 allowing on average 66.7 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 43.4% so far, less than the Buffaloes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.
Defensively, Colorado features the nation's No. 165-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Washington State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 258 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Colorado, they were a 64-54 loser as they battled Washington on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Buffaloes to a win (they lost 64-54 to Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena on Wednesday).
Washington State was a 75-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Utah. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Washington State got 22 points from Mike Ladd en route to a 75-65 victory over Utah on Wednesday at Friel Court.
Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Stanford are 3-1
After playing Washington are 1-1
After a loss are 7-3
Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oregon are 6-4
After playing Utah are 3-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Buffaloes at Cougars trends to consider:
Colorado is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Washington State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Colorado home to Stanford, Thursday, January 24
Washington State at Oregon, Wednesday, January 23