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NCAAB Game Preview - Buffaloes underdogs vs Cardinal at Stanford

Colorado BuffaloesStanford Cardinal
Jan 14, 4:00 PM | Maples Pavilion

Colorado Buffaloes vs Stanford Cardinal Odds


The Stanford Cardinal will hit the floor running against the visiting Colorado Buffaloes Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Cardinal sport records of 14-3 and 8-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Buffaloes have 11-5 and 8-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-6 for the Cardinal and 5-7 for the Buffaloes.

View Colorado vs Stanford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Buffaloes are listed as 8-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Cardinal, most recently No. 45 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Buffaloes, who rate No. 30 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-76 victory for the Cardinal.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Stanford's No. 56-rated squad against Colorado's No. 55-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Stanford rates No. 111 in the country with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 139 nationally with 6.6 per match.

Defensively, Colorado features the nation's No. 62-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Stanford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 177 nationally in scoring at home.

Colorado was a 57-50 loser in its last match on the road against California. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Colorado suffered a 57-50 loss against California on Thursday, getting 19 points from Austin Dufault in a losing effort at Haas Pavilion.

In their last action, Stanford was a 68-65 winner at home against Utah. They failed to cover the 22.5-point spread as favorites. The Cardinal grabbed a 68-65 win over the Utes on Thursday, behind a 13-point effort from Josh Huestis at Maples Pavilion.

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing California are 4-1
After a loss are 8-2

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Washington State are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Buffaloes at Cardinal trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Stanford is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Stanford is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Stanford's last 6 games
Stanford is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Colorado home to Arizona State, Thursday, January 19
Stanford at Washington State, Thursday, January 19