Colorado vs Stanford Predictions, College Basketball Picks 3/1/2020
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Location: Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford -1.5
The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Maples Pavilion to play the Stanford Cardinal on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Stanford as 1.5 point favorites.
Colorado heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-8. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 71.2 points per contest while giving up 63.1 per game. Stanford has an overall record of 19-9. They are averaging 70.3 points per game and surrendering 61.6, good for a point differential of 8.7.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 12-16-1 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 15-13-1 against the over/under
Important Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 18-10-0 against the spread
The Stanford Cardinal are 11-16-1 against the over/under
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/05/19 F Kodye Pugh Knee is out for season
02/27/20 F Bryce Wills Ankle left last game, is questionable
Tyler Bey averages 13.5 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. McKinley Wright IV comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Tyrell Terry averages 15.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Oscar Da Silva averages 16.1 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buffaloes allow 63.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 70th and 241st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 45th place in the NCAA. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in the nation. Colorado averages 71.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 176th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 160th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 44th in D-1. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 91st and 133rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 167th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinal surrender 61.6 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 10.1 assists allowed per contest, and 153rd with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinal are 311th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game. Stanford is 201st in the country with 70.3 points per game this year. They are 25th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the nation. They are 279th in the country in rebounding with 33.4 boards per game and 183rd in assists per contest with 13.0. The Cardinal are 57th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Buffaloes are 107th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.8. In terms of pace they are 252nd in the country with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 117th. As a team they are 87th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 151st in Division 1. Colorado is 127th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
Stanford is 27th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinal are 185th in the country in offensive rating with 101.1. In terms of pace they are 211th in Division 1 with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 26th. As a team they are 32nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 201st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Colorado/Stanford college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Stanford -1.5
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