Colorado Buffaloes vs. Colorado State Rams - 11/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado State Rams (5-1) at Colorado Buffaloes (5-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Coors Events Center)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -15 -- Over/Under: 137 See the Latest Odds
We have a battle for the Centennial State as in-state rivals Colorado State and Colorado face off at the Coors Events Center.
The Colorado State Rams look to build on a 3-game win streak with an 80-58 victory over Alcorn State in their last outing to improve to 5-1 on the year. Jeremiah Paige led CSU with 23 points on 6 of 9 from the floor, with 3 threes and a perfect 8 for 8 from the foul line to go along with a game-high 6 assists. Leading scorer and rebounder Emmanuel Omogbo logged his 3rd straight double-double and 4th in the last 5 games after putting up 15 points and pulling down a game-high 15 rebounds. Omogbo leads the team while averaging a double-double after posting 13.5 points and 12.3 rebounds per game this season while Jeremiah Paige leads CSU in assists with 4.2 helpers per game. As a team, Colorado State is scoring 70 points per game on 41.9% from the field and 76.5% from the foul line, however the Rams are making just 27.2% of their shots from 3-point range, the 8th-worst percentage in D-I.
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The Colorado Buffaloes look to improve on their own 5-1 start, with their last game resulting in a 75-60 victory over Wofford. Buffs’ leading scorer Xavier Johnson did just that en route to his 1st double-double of the season, connecting on 9 of 14 from the floor with a pair of threes and 7 of 11 from the foul line for 27 points to go along with a game-high 12 rebounds. Derrick White, George King and Wesley Gordon each recorded 10 points in the win, with Gordon separating himself by pulling down 9 rebounds. Xavier Johnson leads Colorado with 15 points per game, Wesley Gordon is grabbing a team-high 9.5 rebounds per game and Derrick White is Colorado’s leading passer with 3.8 assists per game. As a team, Colorado is scoring 78.7 points per game on 45% shooting from the field, 38.9% from downtown and 73.1% from the foul line.
Colorado State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 non-conference games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 vs. the Pac-12. Colorado is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 8-2 in their last 10 vs. the MWC. Colorado State is 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings between these two teams.
Both of these teams have gotten out to 5-1 starts, but the Rams haven’t really beaten anyone noteworthy. Colorado on the other hand has a victory over Texas and fell just short against Notre Dame. Not to mention the Buffaloes have downright owned this series.
Not a fan of the line, but the Buffaloes are the play here.