Colorado vs. Gardner-Webb CBI Tournament - 3/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gardner-Webb Bulldogs (20-14) at Colorado Buffaloes (15-17)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Coors Events Center)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes and the Gardener-Webb Bulldogs face off on Wednesday at the Coors Events Center in an opening round game of the CBI.
The Colorado Buffaloes of the Pac-12 finished the season 15-17 and they played the 43rd ranked schedule in the nation. Colorado is averaging 68.5 points and they are shooting 43.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Askia Booker leads the Buffaloes averaging 17.2 points per game. Josh Scott is averaging 14 points and 8.0 rebounds, Xavier Johnson is averaging 10.5 points and 5.7 rebounds, and Wesley Gordon is averaging 6.7 points and 6.9 rebounds. Colorado is 11-5 at home and 7-5 outside of the Pac-12.
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The Gardener-Webb Bulldogs of the Big South finished the season 20-14 and they played the 170th ranked schedule in the country. Gardener-Webb is averaging 74.7 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.8 points and their opponents are shooting 46.7 percent. Jerome Hill leads the Bulldogs averaging 18.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Tyrell Nelson is averaging 13.5 points and 6.6 rebounds, Jarvis Daniels is averaging 8.8 points, and Tyler Strange is averaging 8.4 points and 7.4 assists. Gardener-Webb is 5-10 on the road and 8-5 outside of the Big South.
Colorado is 4-0 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. Gardener-Webb is 5-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 road games, and 13-5 against the spread in their last 18 non-conference games.
This just looks to be too many points and I will take them with the Bulldogs.