Stanford Cardinal vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 11/28/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Location: CU Events Center in Boulder, CO
CU Events Center is where the Colorado Buffaloes (5-1) will attempt to defeat the Stanford Cardinal (4-2) on Sunday.
The Stanford Cardinal faced North Carolina A&T and took home the win by a score of 79-65 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Cardinal left the arena with 14 and North Carolina A&T totaled 21 fouls. They also converted 10 of 34 shots from long range. North Carolina A&T finished 75.0% at the free throw line by converting 9 of their 12 attempts. Additionally, North Carolina A&T collected 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a block. North Carolina A&T distributed 10 dimes and had 12 steals in this game. Regarding the defense, Stanford allowed their opponent to shoot 33.8% from the field on 23 out of 68 shooting. They also doled out 19 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In terms of rebounding, they collected a total of 46 with 17 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Cardinal converted 15 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. Stanford walked away from the game with a 43.8% field goal percentage (28 of 64) and converted 8 of their 25 three-point shots.
Harrison Ingram is one player who was a factor for this game. He ended up finishing with 14 points on 4 out of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins and also pulled down 10 rebounds. He ended up going 44.4% from the floor and earned 3 dimes.
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Stanford enters this game with a win-loss mark of 4-2 for the campaign. They turn it over 15.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 15.8 fouls every game. As a team, Stanford is snagging 38.5 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 87 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 113th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Cardinal are shooting 33.1% on three-point attempts (40 of 121) and 62.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 68.5 points per outing (251st in college basketball) while connecting on 43.6% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Cardinal are forcing 13.2 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are conceding 33.8% from beyond the arc while they are 182nd in the nation in opponents PPG (68.5). The Cardinal are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.8% (153 of 334) and they concede 28.3 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 231st in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 76 relinquished so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Colorado Buffaloes went home victorious with a score of 54-52 when they faced Brown. The Buffaloes collected 30 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 34 in this game. They coughed it up 16 times, while earning 3 steals in this contest. Brown was called for 17 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Buffaloes to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throws for a rate of 81.0%. In terms of shots from downtown, Colorado knocked down 1 of 9 attempts (11.1%). Overall, the Buffaloes went 18 out of 45 from the field which gave them a rate of 40.0%. The Buffaloes permitted Brown to bury 16 of their 53 attempts from the field which had them shooting 30.2% for the matchup. They shot 17.4% from downtown by going 4 of 23 and ended up shooting 16 out of 23 from the charity stripe (69.6%). In reference to rebounds, Colorado permitted Brown to collect 27 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Evan Battey ended up being important for the Buffaloes for this game. He recorded 16 points in his 31 minutes of playing time, but left the arena with no assists. He converted 6 of 15 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and accumulated 5 rebounds.
Colorado has a mark of 5-1 on the year. The Buffaloes are responsible for committing 17.7 fouls per game and they connect on 73.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 12.7 times per contest (210th in the country) and they are turning it over 13.7 times per game. Colorado has totaled 472 pts this year (78.7 per contest) and they average 40.7 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Buffaloes are connecting on 47.4% from the field, which has them ranked 69th in college basketball.
The Buffaloes defensively are ranked 166th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 67.8. They are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.4% from the floor (120th in the country). The Colorado defense allows 33.3% on shots from beyond the arc (50 of 150) and their opponents are making 72.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 11.3 dimes and 30.2 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 126th and 31st in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Stanford
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