Colorado vs Colorado State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/13/2019
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Friday, December 13, 2019
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado State +4.5
The Colorado Buffaloes head to Moby Arena to take on the Colorado State Rams on Friday, December 13, 2019. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 4.5 point favorites.
Colorado heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-2. They currently have a point differential of 8.0 as they are averaging 68.6 points per contest while giving up 60.6 per game. Colorado State has an overall mark of 7-5. They are averaging 71.3 points per contest and giving up 70.9, which is a point differential of 0.4.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 2-6-1 against the spread this season
The Colorado Buffaloes are 4-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 5-7-0 against the spread this season
The Colorado State Rams are 7-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyler Bey comes into this game averaging 13.0 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 11.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 79%. McKinley Wright IV averages 12.3 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Nico Carvacho scores 13.3 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 53%. Isaiah Stevens averages 11.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado averages 68.6 points per contest, which is 253rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 299th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 116th in the nation. They average 37.4 boards per contest and 11.6 assists per game, which ranks them 131st and 286th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 85th with 14.9 per game. The Buffaloes allow 60.6 points per contest, which is 32nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 112th and 331st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 76th, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 92nd place in the country. They force 17.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado State is 196th in the nation with 71.3 points per contest this season. They are 69th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 99th in the NCAA. They are 288th in D-1 in rebounding with 33.2 boards per contest and 131st in assists per game with 14.1. The Rams are 195th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Rams give up 70.9 points per game, which ranks them 230th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 274th and 164th in those defensive statistics. They rank 229th with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 96th with 33.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Rams are 61st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Buffaloes are 247th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.2. In terms of pace they are 213th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 287th. As a team they are 238th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 195th in Division 1. Colorado is 85th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions.
Colorado State is 140th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Rams are 173rd in the country in offensive rating with 102. In terms of pace they are 240th in Division 1 with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 72nd. As a team they are 82nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 181st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Colorado/Colorado State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado -4.5
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