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March 2, 7:30 PM | Hilton Coliseum

Colorado Buffaloes vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds

18-11TEAM RECORD15-14

Hilton Coliseum features an NCAAB clash between the host Iowa State Cyclones and the visiting Colorado Buffaloes in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Cyclones sit at 15-14 (11-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Buffaloes are currently 18-11 (12-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Iowa State is 12-10-1 OU, and Colorado is 13-8 OU.

View Colorado vs Iowa State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cyclones - Buffaloes odds would favor the Cyclones if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Iowa State is rated No. 108 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Colorado is at No. 156. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-79 win for the Buffaloes.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Buffaloes is ranked No. 120 in NCAA hoops at 36 per game. Contrast that with Iowa State’s No. 85 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa State is the No. 14-ranked team in the country at 8.8 per game, while Colorado rates No. 220 at 5.8 per game.

Defensively, Colorado features the nation's No. 304-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.5 points per game. Iowa State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Colorado was a 91-89 winner at home against Texas. They covered the 6.5–point spread as underdogs. The Buffaloes used a 33-point performance from Alec Burks to help Colorado smack Texas 91-89 on Saturday at Coors Events Center.

Last time out for Iowa State, they were an 83-82 winner as they battled Nebraska at home. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. Diante Garrett scored 17 points leading the Cyclones to an 83-82 victory over Nebraska at Hilton Coliseum on Saturday.

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Nebraska are 3-7
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas State are 2-8
After playing Nebraska are 1-9
After a win are 7-3

A few Buffaloes at Cyclones trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa State
Colorado is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Iowa State
Iowa State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Iowa State's last 9 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado home to Nebraska, Saturday, March 5
Iowa State at Kansas State, Saturday, March 5

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