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Colorado Buffaloes Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Stanford Cardinal

Colorado takes to the basketball court against Stanford on Thursday, hoping to send the Cardinal to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Maples Pavilion.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Stanford Cardinal betting line as -2-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Colorado Buffaloes vs Stanford Cardinal Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Stanford Cardinal sit at 11-10 (9-11 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Colorado Buffaloes are currently 12-10 (7-14 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Stanford is 7-13 OU, and Colorado is 8-13 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 258-ranked Stanford Cardinal and the No. 170-rated Colorado Buffaloes in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Stanford's No. 227-ranked scoring average of 67.95 PPG, against a Colorado Buffaloes defense rated No. 154 and allowing 72.64 PPG. The Stanford Cardinal FG% has averaged 42.73% to date this season, less than the Colorado Buffaloes shooters have managed so far (44.37% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Colorado earned a 74-65 victory over Oregon on Saturday, getting 23 points from Derrick White at Coors Events Center.

Stanford suffered a 66-55 loss against California on Sunday, getting 17 points from Reid Travis in a losing effort at Haas Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Colorado is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games
  • Colorado is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Stanford is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Stanford is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Stanford's last 5 games
  • Stanford is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at California, Sunday, February 5th
Stanford at Utah, Saturday, February 4th