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Colorado State vs. Colorado - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Buffaloes (6-0) at Colorado State Rams (3-4)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Moby Arena)

The Line: Colorado State Rams +3 -- Over/Under: 147.5 See the Latest Odds

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We have a non-conference college basketball matchup in the Rocky Mountain State as the Colorado Buffaloes face off against the Colorado State Rams on Saturday afternoon.

The Colorado Buffaloes will look to remain unbeaten after starting the year 6-0 thanks to an 81-69 win over Air Force in their last outing. George King led the team with 25 points on 9 of 13 shooting with 5 threes and a game-high 15 rebounds for a monstrous double-double. McKinley Wright IV came 2nd with 19 points on 5 of 9 shooting with a perfect 8 for 8 mark from the foul line, finishing as the only two Buffs to finish in double figures scoring in the win. Namon Wright and Deleon Brown each had a team-high 4 assists while Tory Miller-Stewart added 7 rebounds in the win for CU. King leads Colorado with an average of 16 points and 8.8 rebounds per game, while Wright IV is the team’s top assist getter, dishing out 4.2 assists per game this season. As a team, Colorado is scoring 78.5 points per game on 49% shooting from the field, 31.4% from behind the arc and 72.2% from the foul line this season.

Colorado State vs. Colorado - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Colorado State Rams will try to climb back to .500 and remain undefeated on home court this season after a 77-67 loss to Missouri State in their last outing. Prentiss Nixon led the team with 20 points on 7 of 19 shooting with 6 rebounds and a pair of steals, while Deion James added 14 points and Che Bob chipped in 13 points with 12 rebounds and a pair of blocks for the double-double, also rounding out the Colorado State scoring in double figures in the loss. Nico Carvacho added 6 points to match his 6 rebounds, while J.D. Paige added 8 points and 5 rebounds in the losing effort. Nixon leads the team in scoring with 15.8 points per game, while Bob is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.7 rebounds per game and Carvacho is the team’s top assist man, dishing out 2.4 assists per game this season. As a team, Colorado State is scoring 70.4 points per game on 41% shooting from the field, 28.1% shooting from behind the arc and 71.5% shooting from the foul line this season.

The Buffaloes are 1-5-2 ATS in their last 8 games against the Mountain West and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win. The Rams are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record. The Buffaloes are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings at Colorado State.

I backed the Rams against Missouri State and it blew up square in my face as Missouri State took it to CSU right from the opening tip. The Buffaloes haven’t been pretty, but they’ve been getting the job done, and can cover a game, which is something that the Rams can’t say so far this season, going 0-4 ATS. Not to mention, the Buffaloes have had a ton of success ATS when playing in the Rams’ backyard, so I’ll lay the bucket with the Buffaloes to remain unbeaten here.

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