Thursday, January 5, 2017
Wells Fargo Arena
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The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Wells Fargo Arena to play the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday, January 5, 2017.
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The Buffaloes come into this game with an overall record of 10-4 and a road record of 2-2. They are 4-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-11. The Sun Devils have an overall record of 8-7 and a home record of 5-2. They have an over/under record of 10-4 and they are 5-8 against the spread.
Derrick White comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Buffaloes. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Xavier Johnson averages 14 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Colorado. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Torian Graham averages 18.3 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year for the Sun Devils. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Tra Holder averages 17.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Colorado averages 73.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 156th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 183rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 187th in the country. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 42nd and 177th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 122nd with 12.8 per game. The Buffaloes allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 67th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 39th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 185th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 42nd place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 310th in Division 1.
Arizona State averages 82.3 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 155th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 102nd in the nation. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest which ranks them 217th and 125th respectively. In the turnover department the Sun Devils rank 25th with 11.1 per game. The Sun Devils allow 82.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 323rd in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 287th and 221st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 266th and they give up 18.2 assists per contest which puts them in 340th place in the nation. The Sun Devils force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 141st in college basketball.
The Buffaloes average 72.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.3 per contest. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 105.3 and they assist on 53.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Colorado turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.1%. The Buffaloes give up 71.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Sun Devils score 94.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 87 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.6 points per game. The Sun Devils have a rating on offense of 109.8 and 51.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Arizona State turns it over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.6%. The Sun Devils give up 80.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 4-9 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 2-11 against the over/under
Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 5-8 against the spread
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 10-4 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/09/16 G Namon Wright Foot out indefinitely
Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
12/31/16 G Maurice O'Field Concussion "?" Sunday vs. California
12/22/16 G Sam Cunliffe Personal expected to transfer
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona State
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