Colorado Buffaloes vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 2/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-2)
The Stanford Cardinal (12-7) play the Colorado Buffaloes (15-5) at Maples Pavilion on Thursday. The spread on this contest has Colorado as 2-point favorites. The over/under opens at 139.5.
Colorado enters this matchup with a mark of 15-5 on the year. They turn the ball over 11.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 16.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Colorado is snagging 34.8 boards per game and has accumulated 293 assists for the year, which has them ranked 34th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Buffaloes are connecting on 37.9% on shots from 3-point land (159 of 419) and 83.0% from the free throw line. They average 75.9 pts per contest (86th in D-1) while shooting 46.4% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Buffaloes have forced 13.9 turnovers per game while drawing 16.9 fouls. The Buffaloes are allowing a FG percentage of 42.1% (467 of 1,110) and they relinquish 31.1 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 232nd in college hoops in giving up assists with 232 relinquished for the campaign. They relinquish 33.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 42nd in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (63.9).
The Colorado Buffaloes stepped onto the hardwood against the Oregon State Beavers and earned the victory with a final of 78-49 in their last game. Colorado wrapped up the contest having earned a 55.8% field goal percentage (29 of 52) and made 5 out of their 13 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Buffaloes converted 15 of 21 tries for a rate of 71.4%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 33 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 18 assists for the contest in addition to getting 7 steals and 5 rejections. Regarding the defense, Colorado let their opponent shoot 55.8% from the floor on 29 out of 52 shooting. Oregon State earned 7 assists and had 3 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Beavers collected 29 boards (11 offensive, 18 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Oregon State finished the contest at 56.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 9 of their 16 tries. They buried 4 of their 16 shots from 3-point land.
Dallas Walton is one player who was a major contributor in this contest. He was able to score 12 points on 5 of 6 shooting. He was on the court for 19 mins and also collected 7 rebounds. Walton finished the game shooting 83.3% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Buffaloes was Eli Parquet. He totaled 2 boards and collected 3 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the floor for this contest by going 4-of-6 (8 points). At the conclusion of this game, Parquet was on the court for 26 min.
Stanford has a record of 12-7 so far this year. The Cardinal commit 17.1 fouls per contest and they connect on 72.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 12.2 times per game (260th in college basketball) and they turn it over 15.2 times per contest. Stanford has 1,374 points this year (72.3 per contest) and they average 35.4 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Cardinal are connecting on 46.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 58th in the nation. The Cardinal are ranked 129th in the country in points given up per game with 68.4. The Stanford defense gives up 32.9% on shots from beyond the arc (147 of 447) and their opponents are knocking down 74.8% of their foul shots. They have allowed 12.5 assists and 33.1 boards per game, which ranks them 147th and 87th in those categories. They have forced 14.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.1% from the field (36th in college hoops).
For their last game, the Stanford Cardinal took home the win by a final score of 76-70 when they played the California Golden Bears. The Cardinal collected 27 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 31 in this contest. They stuffed 5 shots while getting 6 steals in this matchup. The Golden Bears were called for 20 fouls in this game which took the Cardinal to the charity stripe for a total of 30 attempts. They were able to make 18 of the free throw tries for a clip of 60.0%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Stanford buried 2 of their 9 attempts (22.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cardinal shot 28 out of 48 from the field which had them shooting 58.3%. The Cardinal permitted the Golden Bears to bury 23 of 61 tries from the field which had them shooting 37.7% for this game. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 8 out of 24 and ended up going 16 out of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). In relation to rebounding, Stanford permitted California to collect 29 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Oscar Da Silva was important for the Cardinal in this contest. He made 9 of 15 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, which had him sitting at 23 points. Silva had 6 rebounds in his 38 mins and had 2 dimes for the matchup. Someone else who came through for Stanford was Lukas Kisunas. He accumulated 12 points in his 25 minutes played via 5 out of 6 from the floor in this matchup. Kisunas walked away from this one going 83.3% from the floor as well as collecting 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Stanford (+2) and over 139.5 points
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