Colorado vs Arizona State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/16/2020
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, AZ
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona State +2.5
The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Wells Fargo Arena to play the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado as 2.5 point favorites.
Colorado heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.6 as they are averaging 72.9 points per contest while giving up 61.3 per game. Arizona State has an overall record of 10-6. They are averaging 73.3 points per game and surrendering 69.3, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 7-8-1 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 10-6-0 against the over/under
Important Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 8-8-0 against the spread
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 6-10-0 against the over/under
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
01/10/20 F Andre Allen Hip is questionable Saturday vs Oregon
McKinley Wright IV comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Tyler Bey averages 13.0 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Remy Martin averages 19.1 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Alonzo Verge Jr. averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado averages 72.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 142nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 163rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 56th in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 69th and 147th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 119th with 14.3 per game. The Buffaloes allow 61.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 70th and 107th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 10.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 53rd place in Division 1. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 261st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona State is 132nd in the country with 73.3 points per game this year. They are 238th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 297th in the nation. They are 168th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 319th in assists per contest with 10.9. The Sun Devils are 259th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Sun Devils surrender 69.3 points per contest, which ranks them 194th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 185th and 156th in those defensive statistics. They rank 158th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 321st with 38.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun Devils are 306th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game.
The Buffaloes are 130th in the nation in offensive rating with 104. In terms of pace they are 216th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 147th. As a team they are 107th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 200th in Division 1. Colorado is 115th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions.
Arizona State is 292nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Sun Devils are 238th in the country in offensive rating with 98.8. In terms of pace they are 28th in Division 1 with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 264th. As a team they are 271st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 225th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Colorado/Arizona State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona State +2.5
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