NCAA hoops odds preview - Arizona State vs. Colorado
Arizona State Sun Devils vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds
Colorado looks to cover the Buffaloes-Sun Devils pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 17-7 mark when they host Arizona State in college basketball wagering action.
The Buffaloes are 17-7 so far on the season, and 14-8 ATS vs. the number. The Sun Devils, meanwhile, are 18-7 and 11-8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Colorado go 7-12 and the Sun Devils go 5-12 on the totals.
The Sun Devils were listed as 6.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Buffaloes at No. 34 and the Sun Devils at No. 85 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-73 result in favor of the Sun Devils.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado's No. 121-ranked scoring average of 69.6 PPG, against a Sun Devils defense rated No. 164 and allowing 65.7 PPG. The Buffaloes FG% has averaged 45.5% to date this season, less than the Sun Devils shooters have managed so far (45.7% per game).
Defensively, Arizona State features the nation's No. 196-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 49 nationally in scoring at home.
Arizona State lost its last outing, a 60-55 result against Utah on February 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. The Sun Devils endured a 60-55 loss at the hands of the Utes on Wednesday, despite a 14-point effort from Carrick Felix at Huntsman Center.
Last time out for Colorado, they were a 71-58 winner as they battled Arizona at home. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. The Buffaloes grabbed a 71-58 win over the Wildcats on Thursday, behind a 21-point effort from Spencer Dinwiddie at Coors Events Center.
Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington State are 4-6
After playing Utah are 4-3
After a loss are 5-5
Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 6-2
After playing Arizona are 4-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Sun Devils at Buffaloes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona State's last 5 games on the road
Arizona State is 7-17 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
Arizona State is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Colorado is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games
Colorado is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Arizona State home to Washington State, Wednesday, February 20
Colorado home to Utah, Thursday, February 21