Colorado vs. SMU - 12/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Methodist Mustangs (10-0) at Colorado Buffaloes (11-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 11:30 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The SMU Mustangs and the Colorado Buffaloes face off on Wednesday Night in college basketball action in Las Vegas.
The SMU Mustangs earned their way into this game by pounding Kent State 90-74 and raising their record to 10-0 for the season. SMU is averaging 85.4 points per game and they are shooting 52.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.8 points and their opponents are shooting 37.8 percent. Nic Moore leads the Mustangs averaging 15.4 points and 5.4 assists per game. Jordan Tolbert is averaging 14.2 points and 10.9 rebounds, Keith Frazier is averaging 14.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Ben Moore is averaging 12.8 points and 8.1 rebounds. SMU is clearly one of the top teams in the nation this year.
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The Colorado Buffaloes weren’t able to shake Penn State on Tuesday but in the end they were able to hold onto the lead getting a one-point win that was a little “dressed up” as PSU hit a meaningless three-pointer at the buzzer. Colorado is averaging 83.5 points and they are shooting 46.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Josh Scot leads the Buffaloes averaging 18.9 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. George King is averaging 14.8 points, Josh Fortune is averaging 11.6 points, and Dominique Collier is averaging 8.6 points. Colorado will need to be at the top of their game to get a win in this one.
SMU is 7-20 against the spread in neutral site games, 12-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-3-1 against the spread against the Pac-12. Colorado is 4-10 against the spread against a team with a winning record and 1-5 against the spread in Wednesday games.
SMU is playing with a chip on their shoulder and I expect them to play big once again here and win going away.