Colorado at Colorado State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
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The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Moby Arena to play the Colorado State Rams on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 3 point favorites.
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Colorado heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-0. They currently have a point differential of 11.5 as they are averaging 78.5 points per contest while giving up 67.0 per game. Colorado State has an overall mark of 3-4. They are averaging 70.4 points per contest and giving up 76.1, which is a point differential of -5.7.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 3-2 against the spread this season
The Colorado Buffaloes are 4-2 against the over/under this year
Important Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 0-4 against the spread this season
The Colorado State Rams are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
12/01/17 F Lucas Siewert Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Colorado State
11/05/17 F Evan Battey Academics is out for season
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
George King averages 16 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is at 70%. McKinley Wright IV averages 15.7 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Prentiss Nixon averages 15.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Che Bob averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado averages 78.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 130th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 52nd. Behind the arc they shoot 31%, which is good for 274th in the country. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 75th and 240th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 129th with 14.3 per game. The Buffaloes allow 67.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 89th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 71st and 104th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.0 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 10.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 55th place in college basketball. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 70th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado State is 263rd in the country with 70.4 points per game this year. They are 303rd in D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -5.7. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 327th in college basketball. They are 56th in the nation in rebounding with 40.3 boards per game, and 285th in assists per contest with 12.0. The Rams are 103rd in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Rams surrender 76.1 points per contest, which ranks them 255th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 230th and 264th in those defensive statistics. They rank 267th with 14.9 assists allowed per contest and 155th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 143rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Buffaloes are 101st in the nation in offensive rating with 110.6, and their defensive rating of 94.4 is ranked 98th. In terms of pace they are 199th in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 88th. As a team they are 71st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 225th in Division 1. Colorado is 114th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 88th in the nation.
Colorado State is 132nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 281st in the nation. The Rams are 295th in the country in offensive rating with 96.7, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 259th. In terms of pace they are 117th in Division 1 with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 321st. As a team they are 318th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 256th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Colorado/Colorado State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado State +3
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