Sunday, February 28, 2016
Coors Events Center
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The Arizona State Sun Devils travel to Coors Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Sun Devils come into this game with an overall record of 14-14 and a road record of 3-8. They are 12-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-11. The Buffaloes have an overall record of 20-9 and a home record of 15-1. They have an over/under record of 13-13 and they are 15-11 against the spread.
Tra Holder comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun Devils. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Gerry Blakes averages 10.6 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Arizona State. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Josh Scott averages 16.7 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Buffaloes. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. George King averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Arizona State averages 74 points per contest this season which ranks them 140th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 277th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 225th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game which ranks them 104th and 208th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 127th with 12.2 per game. The Sun Devils allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 228th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 278th and 182nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 215th and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 310th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 128th in the Division 1.
Colorado averages 75.8 points per game this year which ranks them 100th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 235th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 21st in the nation. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 151st respectively. In the turnover department the Buffaloes rank 289th with 13.9 per game. The Buffaloes allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 158th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 94th and 235th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 82nd and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the nation. The Buffaloes force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 317th in college basketball.
The Sun Devils average 68.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 57.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -28.7 per contest. The Sun Devils have an offensive rating of 104.1 and they assist on 50.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Arizona State turns the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.8%. The Sun Devils give up 76.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 86 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buffaloes score 81.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.7 points per game. The Buffaloes have a rating on offense of 106.7 and 54.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Colorado turns it over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.8%. The Buffaloes give up 69.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 12-14 against the spread
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 16-11 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 15-11 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 13-13 against the over/under
Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
11/10/15 F Andre Adams Knee out for season
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/16/15 F Xavier Johnson Achilles out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona State
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