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Hartford Hawks vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds
Coors Events Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Colorado Buffaloes and the visiting Hartford Hawks in college hoops action on Saturday.
The Buffaloes sit at 9-2 (7-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hawks are currently 7-5 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Colorado is 4-3 OU, and Hartford is 0-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Buffaloes, most recently No. 26 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hawks, who rate No. 256 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-66 victory for the Buffaloes.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 88 nationally ranked offense (72.5 points per game) against a Hawks defense that sits as the No. 63 at 60.1 PPG. The Buffaloes have been averaging 47.1% from the field, more than the Hawks have managed so far this season (42.3% on average).
Defensively, Hartford features the nation's No. 53-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.8 points per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 43 nationally in scoring at home.
Hartford was a 56-46 winner in their most recent outing at home against Marist. The Hawks got 15 points from Nate Sikma as Hartford ran past Marist 56-46 on Saturday at Reich Family Pavilion.
Colorado won its last outing, a 98-51 result against Northern Arizona on December 21. They covered in that game as a 17.5-point favorite. Colorado cruised to victory on Friday, running Northern Arizona out of the gym and running up a 98-51 score at Coors Events Center.
Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 3-1
After a win are 7-3
A few Hawks at Buffaloes trends to consider:
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Colorado is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
Hartford home to Binghamton, Wednesday, January 2
Colorado at Arizona, Thursday, January 3