Arizona State Sun Devils vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 3/4/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Location: CU Events Center in Boulder, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona State (+11)
CU Events Center is the venue where and the Colorado Buffaloes (19-7) will take on the Arizona State Sun Devils (10-11) on Thursday. The spread on this contest has Colorado as 11-point favorites. The O/U is set at 147.
Arizona State enters this one with a win-loss mark of 10-11 for the year. They turn it over 10.8 times per contest and as a unit they commit 19.9 fouls per contest. As a unit, Arizona State is grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game and has accumulated 280 dimes for the year, which is 182nd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Sun Devils are shooting 33.8% on 3-point shots (157 of 465) and 73.1% from the charity stripe. They average 76.2 pts per game (65th in college hoops) on 44.0% from the floor. On defense, the Sun Devils have forced 15.5 turnovers per game and they draw 18.8 fouls. The Sun Devils are giving up a FG percentage of 44.8% (546 of 1,218) and they concede 39.6 boards per game as a unit. They currently rank 257th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 310 relinquished this year. They are giving up 36.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 299th in the nation in points per game allowed (76.4).
The Arizona State Sun Devils played the Washington State Cougars and walked away with a win by a score of 77-74 in their last game. Arizona State finished having earned a 41.5% FG percentage (27 out of 65) and buried 7 out of their 25 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Sun Devils made 16 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 76.2%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they collected 30 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 17 dimes for this game in addition to creating 15 turnovers and having 8 steals. When discussing defending, Arizona State allowed their opponent to shoot 40.7% from the floor on 24 of 59 shooting. Washington State recorded 15 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. On top of that, Washington State snagged 38 rebounds (10 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Washington State finished 90.5% at the charity stripe by burying 19 of their 21 shots. They converted 7 of their 17 attempts from beyond the arc.
Remy Martin is someone who played a role for this game. He was able to score 23 points on 7 out of 23 shooting. He was on the court for 41 minutes played and also collected 3 rebounds. Martin shot 30.4% from the field and earned 2 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Sun Devils was Kimani Lawrence. He pulled down 5 rebounds in 43 minutes on the hardwood. He shot 58.3% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 7-of-12 (14 points). In all, Lawrence collected 3 assists.
Colorado has a record of 19-7 on the campaign. Colorado has earned 1,915 points for the season (73.7 per contest) and they pull in 34.7 boards per contest. The Buffaloes are committing 16.4 personal fouls every game and they hit 83.1% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Buffaloes are connecting on 45.7% from the floor, which ranks 92nd in Division 1. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.7 times per game (134th in D-1) and they turn it over 11.2 times per contest. The Buffaloes on the defensive end are ranked 23rd in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 63.0. They have forced 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.7% from the floor (98th in D-1). The Colorado defense concedes 32.6% on 3-point attempts (159 of 488) and their opponents are making 72.7% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 11.1 assists and 31.1 rebounds every game, which ranks them 53rd and 30th in those categories.
When they last stepped on the court, the Colorado Buffaloes walked away with a victory by a final of 70-61 against the UCLA Bruins. The Buffaloes were able to snag 19 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 26 in this matchup. They turned it over 6 times, while getting 4 steals in this matchup. The Bruins had 17 fouls for the game which took the Buffaloes to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a clip of 83.3%. In the matter of three-point shots, Colorado converted 5 out of their 15 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Buffaloes shot 25 for 54 from the field which had them sitting at 46.3%. The Buffaloes allowed the Bruins to convert 21 out of 46 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.7% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 38.5% from 3-point land by going 5 out of 13 and finished the contest at 14 of 19 from the charity stripe (73.7%). In regard to rebounding, Colorado allowed UCLA to pull down 27 in all (5 on the offensive side).
McKinley Wright ended up being a major contributor for the Buffaloes for this game. He made 10 of 16 in the game for a rate of 62.5%, and added 5 rebounds. Wright accumulated 26 points in his 37 mins of playing time and accumulated 6 dimes in this game. One more player that was pivotal for Colorado was Evan Battey. He left the arena with no assists in 26 minutes on the court, and he shot 2 out of 9 from the floor. Battey walked away from this one going 22.2% from the field as well as contributing 12 points and 6 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (-11) and over 147 points
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