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Cougars face Colorado Buffaloes: NCAAB odds preview and stats

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Jan 7, 4:00 PM | Coors Events Center

Washington State Cougars vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Colorado Buffaloes try to run the Cougars off the court at Coors Events Center in college hoops action.

The Buffaloes sport records of 10-4 and 6-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cougars have 9-6 and 6-6-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-5 for the Buffaloes and 6-7 for the Cougars.

View Washington State vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 44-ranked Buffaloes and the No. 103-rated Cougars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-75 win for the Buffaloes on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado's No. 111-ranked scoring average of 72 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 128 and allowing 64.9 PPG. The Buffaloes FG% has averaged 46.3% to date this season, less than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (48.2% per game).

Defensively, Washington State features the nation's No. 158-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.4 points per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 170 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Washington State was a 62-60 loser on the road against Utah. They failed to cover the 12.5–point spread as favorites. Brock Motum scored 27 points for Washington State on Thursday, but the Utes managed a 62-60 victory over the Cougars at Huntsman Center.

Colorado won its last outing, an 87-69 result against Washington on January 5. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Colorado got 18 points from Carlon Brown en route to an 87-69 victory over Washington on Thursday at Coors Events Center.

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Utah are 3-1
After a loss are 6-4

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing California are 3-2
After playing Washington are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Cougars at Buffaloes trends to consider:
Washington State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Washington State at Washington, Sunday, January 15
Colorado at California, Thursday, January 12