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Las Vegas Classic - Colorado Buffaloes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Odds and Trends

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Penn State Nittany Lions vs Colorado Buffaloes battle Tuesday at Orleans Arena as the Buffaloes look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Colorado Buffaloes betting line opened as -7-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Colorado Buffaloes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Colorado Buffaloes are 10-1 overall and 6-2 ATS, while the Penn State Nittany Lions are 8-3 and 4-5-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Colorado boasts a 5-3 on the OU, and Penn State is 4-6.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Colorado Buffaloes at No. 34 and the Penn State Nittany Lions at No. 115 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colorado has the nation's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 85.73 PPG. The visiting Penn State Nittany Lions defense ranks No. 47 allowing on average 64.73 PPG. The Buffaloes FG% has averaged 47.6% so far, more than the Colorado Nittany Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.48% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Penn State got 20 points from Payton Banks en route to a 63-57 victory over Drexel on Saturday at Palestra.

The battle between the Buffaloes and Pirates didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Hampton was handed a 95-53 defeat on Saturday at Coors Events Center.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State at Maryland, Wednesday, December 30th
Colorado at California, Friday, January 1st