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Stanford Cardinal vs. Colorado Buffaloes Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/5/14

Colorado Buffaloes (20-9) at Stanford Cardinal (18-10)

College Basketball: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)

The Line: Stanford Cardinal -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The Stanford Cardinal and the Colorado Buffaloes face off on Wednesday at Maples Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball.

The Stanford Cardinal have lost their last two games, both on the road, and now they return home to play their final two games at home. Stanford is 9-7 in the Pac-12 and 11-3 at home this season. Chasson Randle leads the Cardinals averaging 18.5 points per game. Anthony Brown is averaging 13.8 points and 5.2 rebounds, Dwight Powell is averaging 14.6 points and 7.5 rebounds, and Josh Huestis is averaging 11.6 points and 8.5 rebounds. Stanford is averaging 74.9 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Stanford has a 39 RPI and has played the 18th ranked schedule giving them a claim to be included in the NCAA Tournament.

Stanford Cardinal vs. Colorado Buffaloes Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/5/14

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The Colorado Buffaloes have lost their last two games as they try to get a road win and make a better argument to make the NCAA Tournament. Colorado is 9-7 in the Pac-12 and 4-7 away from home this season. Josh Scott leads the Buffaloes averaging 14.6 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Askia Booker is averaging 14 points, Xavier Johnson is averaging 11.7 points and 6.0 rebounds, and Wesley Gordon is averaging 6.2 points and 6.1 rebounds. Colorado is averaging 73.2 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43.4 percent. Colorado has a RPI of 30 and have played the 13th ranked schedule in the nation.

Stanford is 4-1 against the spread following a loss, 6-0 against the spread in their last six home games, and 10-4 against the spread against the Pac-12. Colorado is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 3-8-1 against the spread in their last 12 road games against a team with a winning home record.

This is simply too many points so my pick here is Colorado.

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Colorado Buffaloes +8

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