The Arizona State Sun Devils will be at home to face the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday. Arizona State is 18-8, and they’ve won three of their past four. The Sun Devils did hit a rough patch at the end of January when they dropped four in a row, but they’ve been much better this month, especially on defense. Colorado is 14-12, and they lost their last game to Utah on the road. Arizona State squeaked out a 60-59 win versus CU back in December, so we’ll see if the Buffaloes can even up the series tonight.
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Odds
|Colorado Buffaloes||+3.5 (-102)||Over 139.5 (-106)||+160|
|Arizona State Sun Devils||-3.5 (-120)||Under 139.5 (-106)||-194|
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Match Details
Fixture: Colorado Buffaloes @ Arizona State Sun Devils
Date & Time: Thursday, February 16, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: Desert Financial Arena
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Key Stats
Colorado has been up and down this year, but recently they have struggled from the field, shooting under 40% in four of their previous five games. Their leading scorer is KJ Simpson, who currently leads the team in scoring (16.2 PPG) and dishing (3.8 APG). Junior Tristan Da Silva has been great, too, averaging 16.1 points and 5.0 rebounds. While these two do the bulk of the scoring last game, both were very inefficient from the field against a tough Utah defense. Tonight, the Buffaloes will need to find a consistent offensive flow, something that has been lacking for them away from home.
Colorado’s defense has been solid this year, which is why the team currently sits above .500. They give up only 94 points per 100 possessions, and they are facing a Sun Devils squad that has been inefficient for most of the year.
Arizona State shoots only 41.9% from the field and 31.7% from downtown, both marks that are in the bottom 50 in the nation. The good news is that they fare better at home, where they’re 9-4 and shoot above 44% overall. Leading scorer Desmond Cambridge Jr. (13.7 PPG) has been solid, while Frankie Collins (11.2 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 4.6 APG) has been the team’s best all-around player. The Sun Devils have been playing well at the moment, and if they can maintain their defensive intensity, they’ll be in prime position to move to 10-6 in Pac-12 play.
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Prediction
Colorado is an awful 1-8 on the road and 1-7-1 against the spread in road games. The Buffaloes were 9-5 earlier in the year, but they haven’t shown the ability to hang with tougher opponents. While the visitors have several high-volume, elite scorers, at times, they overly rely on Simpson and Da Silva to force the issue. Both teams have been terrible ATS in conference games, but with Arizona State seemingly turning a corner, back the hosts to win and cover tonight.
Prediction: Arizona State -3.5 (-120)
Lucas Abrenica’s NCAA Basketball ATS & ML picks this season are 67-49-3 (+123 units)