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Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington State Cougars College Basketball Betting Preview

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Friel Court Saturday as the Washington State Cougars look to beat the odds vs the Colorado Buffaloes in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Washington State sat as 5.5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington State Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington State Cougars are 9-9 so far on the season, and 6-9 ATS vs the number. The Colorado Buffaloes, meanwhile, are 10-9 and 6-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington State go 6-9 and the Colorado Buffaloes go 6-12 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Washington State Cougars rated this week at No. 275 and the Colorado Buffaloes sitting at No. 220.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Colorado is ranked No. 32 in NCAA basketball at 39.58 per game. Contrast that with Washington State's No. 239 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Washington State is the No. 239-ranked team in the country at 5.67 per game, while Colorado rates No. 166 at 7 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Xavier Johnson poured in 24 points and added 24 rebounds in a losing cause for Colorado on Wednesday, as the Huskies rolled to a 85-83 victory over Colorado at Alaska Airlines Arena.

The Cougars were hammered by Utah on Wednesday, losing by a 88-47 final at Friel Court in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Colorado is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
  • Colorado is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington State's last 7 games
  • Washington State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Washington State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado home to Oregon State, Thursday, January 26th
Washington State at Arizona, Thursday, January 26th