Stanford Cardinal vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 2/5/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023
Location: CU Events Center in Boulder, CO
The Stanford Cardinal (10-12) are hitting the road to CU Events Center on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Colorado Buffaloes (13-11).
The Stanford Cardinal faced off with Utah and notched a win by a score of 78-72 in their last contest. Stanford wrapped up the game with a 53.1% field goal percentage (26 out of 49) and knocked down 10 of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cardinal converted 16 of their 21 attempts for a percentage of 76.2%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 33 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 19 dimes for the game in addition to creating 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. With regard to defense, Stanford allowed 39.1% from the floor on 25 of 64 shooting. Utah totaled 20 assists and had 10 steals in this contest. Moreover, Utah grabbed 30 rebounds (15 offensive, 15 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Utah finished the game at 71.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of their 14 tries. They converted 12 of their 34 tries from beyond the arc. In the matter of fouls, the Cardinal finished with 13 and Utah totaled 18 fouls.
Spencer Jones is a guy who was a major contributor in this contest. He ended up going 66.7% from the field and earned 2 assists. He played for 32 mins and grabbed 5 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 22 points on 8 of 12 shooting.
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Stanford heads into this game with a mark of 10-12 so far this season. They are turning it over 13.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 16.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Stanford is snagging 35.4 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 299 dimes so far this year, which ranks 196th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Cardinal are connecting on 33.3% from downtown (166 of 499) and 71.7% from the free throw line. They average 68.9 pts per game (253rd in D-1) while hitting 44.1% from the floor.
Defensively, the Cardinal have forced 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.5 personal fouls. They concede 34.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 66th in D-1 in PPG allowed (65.5). The Cardinal defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.5% (518 of 1,191) and they relinquish 30.9 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 122nd in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 270 surrendered for the campaign.
For their last game, the Colorado Buffaloes got the victory with a final of 59-46 when they faced California. Concerning how they rebounded, Colorado allowed California to grab 29 in total (4 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 36.4% from three-point range by going 4 of 11 and walked away from this one shooting 10 of 12 at the free throw line (83.3%). The Buffaloes permitted California to bury 16 out of 43 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 37.2% for the contest. When the game finished, the Buffaloes finished shooting 19 out of 50 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.0%. When discussing 3-pointers, Colorado made 5 out of their 18 tries (27.8%). They were able to knock down 16 of those for a clip of 61.5%. California earned 22 fouls for this game which took the Buffaloes to the free throw line for a total of 26 shots. They turned it over 11 times, while recording 13 steals in this matchup. The Buffaloes were able to collect 20 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 29 for this contest.
Tristan Da Silva was important for the Buffaloes in this contest. He knocked down 7 of 13 for this game for a field goal rate of 53.8%, and tallied 2 rebounds. He scored 20 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to tally an assist.
Colorado has a mark of 13-11 this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Buffaloes are shooting 43.9% from the field, which has them ranked 229th in college basketball. Colorado has earned 1,697 points this year (70.7 per game) and they grab 37.8 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 12.9 times per contest (212th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 14.0 times per game. The Buffaloes have committed 16.6 personal fouls per game and they hit 67.0% from the charity stripe.
The Colorado defense allows 33.0% on shots from beyond the arc (150 of 454) and their opponents are converting on 71.0% of their free throw shots. They surrender 10.2 dimes and 33.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 23rd and 125th in the nation. The Buffaloes on the defensive end are ranked 72nd in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 65.8. They are forcing 15.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.6% from the floor (80th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado
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