Thursday, February 2, 2017
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The Colorado Buffaloes head to Maples Pavilion to take on the Stanford Cardinal on Thursday, February 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 2 point favorites.
The Buffaloes come into this game with an overall record of 12-10 and a road record of 2-6. They are 6-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-13. The Cardinal have an overall record of 11-10 and a home record of 7-3. They have an over/under record of 7-13 and they are 9-11 against the spread.
Derrick White comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Buffaloes. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Xavier Johnson averages 15 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Colorado. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
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Reid Travis averages 16.6 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinal. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 0.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Dorian Pickens averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Colorado averages 75.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 101st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 146th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 162nd in the country. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 137th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 119th with 12.8 per game. The Buffaloes allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 175th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 99th and 152nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 145th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 73rd place in the country. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 313th in Division 1.
Stanford averages 67.4 points per game this year which ranks them 278th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 260th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 298th in the nation. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per contest which ranks them 217th and 219th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinal rank 169th with 13.2 per game. The Cardinal allow 69 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 84th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 147th and 290th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 67th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 176th place in the nation. The Cardinal force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 105th in college basketball.
The Buffaloes average 75.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.7 per contest. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 107.8 and they assist on 53% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. 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 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.5%. The Buffaloes give up 76.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinal score 73.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 56.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4 points per game. The Cardinal have a rating on offense of 97.3 and 54.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Stanford turns it over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28%. The Cardinal give up 69.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 60.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 6-14 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 8-13 against the over/under
Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 9-11 against the spread
The Stanford Cardinal are 7-13 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/09/16 G Namon Wright Foot out indefinitely
Stanford Cardinal Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Stanford -2
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