Stanford Cardinal vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 1/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: CU Events Center in Boulder, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford (+7.5)
CU Events Center is the site where and the Colorado Buffaloes (10-3) will play the Stanford Cardinal (8-4) on Saturday. Stanford opens this game as 7.5-point dogs. The total is set at 139.
Stanford will enter this game with a mark of 8-4 for the season. The Cardinal are connecting on 31.4% on shots from beyond the arc (64 of 204) and 71.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 73.1 points per outing (159th in D-1) while hitting 46.2% from the field. They turn the ball over 15.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Stanford is snagging 37.6 rebounds per contest and has 156 assists this season, which has them ranked 118th in college hoops in terms of passing. Defensively, the Cardinal are able to force 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.7 personal fouls. They are giving up 33.0% on 3-pointers while they are 116th in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.5). The Cardinal defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 38.9% (282 of 725) and they relinquish 34.2 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 239th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 149 surrendered so far this season.
The Stanford Cardinal faced the Utah Utes and took a loss by a score of 79-65 in their last game. Stanford walked away from the game having earned a 35.4% FG percentage (17 out of 48) and buried 9 of their 18 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Cardinal buried 22 of their 30 tries for a rate of 73.3%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they compiled 25 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 12 assists in this matchup in addition to getting 7 steals and 3 rejections. With regard to the defense, Stanford allowed the other team to go 35.4% from the field on 17 of 48 shooting. Utah distributed 16 assists and had 6 steals for the game. Furthurmore, the Utes totaled 35 rebounds (7 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Utah finished the game at 83.3% from the charity stripe by making 25 of 30 tries. They also knocked down 4 of their 17 attempts from beyond the arc.
Daejon Davis is one player who was a factor in the matchup. He accounted for 19 points on 4 of 11 shooting. He played 25 mins and collected 5 rebounds. Davis ended up shooting 36.4% from the field and totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Cardinal was Ziaire Williams. He collected 4 boards and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the game at 30.8% from the floor for this contest by hitting 4-of-13 (17 points). When the final whistle was blown, Williams played 31 minutes.
Colorado has a mark of 10-3 for the year. When it comes to offense, the Buffaloes are connecting on 45.4% from the field, which is 139th in the country. Colorado has accounted for 986 pts for the season (75.8 per contest) and they pull down 36.7 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 14.2 times per game (133rd in the country) and they turn it over 11.2 times per contest. The Buffaloes are committing 16.5 personal fouls per contest and they go 84.1% from the charity stripe. The Buffaloes on the defensive side of the court are 28th in the country in points allowed per game with 62.1. The Colorado defense allows 31.1% on shots from distance (78 of 251) and their opposition makes 68.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 12.2 assists and 30.9 boards per game, which ranks them 131st and 38th in those categories. They are able to force 14.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (117th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Colorado Buffaloes went home victorious with a score of 89-60 against the California Golden Bears. The Buffaloes recorded 23 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 27 for the contest. They also turned away 2 shots while recording 6 steals in this contest. The Golden Bears were called for 14 fouls in this game which took the Buffaloes to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to bury 11 of the free throws for a rate of 78.6%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, Colorado buried 12 of 21 attempts (57.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Buffaloes finished shooting 33 for 60 from the floor which gave them a rate of 55.0%. The Buffaloes allowed the Golden Bears to convert 21 out of 49 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.9% for the game. They finished the game shooting 36.8% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 7 out of 19 and ended up shooting 11 out of 17 at the free throw line (64.7%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Colorado allowed California to snag 25 in all (3 on the offensive side).
Jabari Walker ended up being a factor for the Buffaloes for the matchup. He converted 9 of 13 for the contest for a rate of 69.2%, which gave him 23 points. Walker pulled down 11 rebounds in his 28 mins and tallied 2 assists in this matchup. An additional guy that was important for Colorado was D'Shawn Schwartz. He was able to score 18 points in 31 minutes on the hardwood by going 7 out of 13 from the floor in this contest. Schwartz ended the game having shot 53.8% from the field in addition to earning 2 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (-7.5) and over 139 points
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