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Sun Devils open as college hoops underdog vs Buffaloes

Arizona State Sun DevilsColorado Buffaloes
Jan 19, 8:30 PM | Coors Events Center

Arizona State Sun Devils vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds


The Buffaloes hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Arizona State Sun Devils pay a visit to Coors Events Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Colorado will face the 6-11 Sun Devils, who own a 4-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Buffaloes are 6-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sun Devils are 9-8 favoring the OVER.

View Arizona State vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Buffaloes in this one, they're listed as 9.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked Buffaloes and the No. 226-rated Sun Devils in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-64 win for the Buffaloes on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colorado has the nation's No. 141-rated offensive output, at 70.2 PPG. The visiting Sun Devils defense ranks No. 135 allowing on average 65.5 PPG. The Buffaloes FG% has averaged 45.3% so far, less than the Sun Devils marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.

Defensively, Arizona State features the nation's No. 48-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.8 points per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 162 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Arizona State was a 76-66 winner at home against Oregon State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Sun Devils grabbed a 76-66 win over the Beavers on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Chanse Creekmur at Wells Fargo Arena.

Last time out for Colorado, they were an 84-64 loser as they battled Stanford on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Colorado was run off the court by the Cardinal on Saturday as Stanford routed them 84-64 at Maples Pavilion.

Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Utah are 2-2
After playing Oregon State are 5-5
After a win are 1-9

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 0-1
After playing Stanford are 0-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Sun Devils at Buffaloes trends to consider:
Arizona State is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Arizona State is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Colorado is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Arizona State at Utah, Saturday, January 21
Colorado home to Arizona, Saturday, January 21