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Colorado vs. Stanford - 2/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Stanford Cardinal (13-12) at Colorado Buffaloes (14-10)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Coors Events Center)

The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Pac-12 Networks - Bay Area, Mountain, and National Feeds

The Stanford Cardinal will travel to the Coors Event Center to take on the Colorado Buffaloes this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Stanford Cardinal had their 2-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 13-12 (7-5 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the Utah Utes, 75-60, this past Thursday. Stanford struggled from the field and couldn’t fight back after a 14-0 Utes run gave Utah a 67-44 lead midway through the 2nd half. Stanford shot just 35.8% from the field and loss the turnover battle by a 11-6 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Cardinal was Reid Travis who had a double-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and an assist. On the season, Stanford is averaging 75.5 ppg on 46.7% shooting from the field. The Cardinal are averaging 6.6 three-pointers per game on 36.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Stanford has been led by Reid Travis (19.4 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.5 apg), Dorian Pickens (13.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.1 apg), Michael Humphrey (10.7 ppg, 7.4 rpg), and Daejon Davis (10.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.9 apg, 1.1 spg). Defensively, Stanford is allowing their opponents to average 74.6 ppg on 43.9% shooting from the field. The Cardinal have a rebound margin of 5.1 and a turnover margin of -2.9.

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Colorado vs. Stanford - 2/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Colorado Buffaloes won their 2nd straight game an improved to 14-10 (6-6 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the California Golden Bears, 68-64, this past Wednesday. Colorado struggled with turnovers, however, was able to pull away late after the Buffaloes took a 60-53 lead with 0:50 seconds left in regulation. Colorado shot 50.0% from the field however, did lose the turnover battle by a 19-13 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Buffaloes was McKinley Wright IV who had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and a steal. On the season, Colorado is averaging 73.0 ppg on 44.9% shooting from the field. The Buffaloes are averaging 7.5 three-pointers per game on 35.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Colorado has been led by McKinley Wright IV (14.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 5.3 apg, 1.0 spg), George King (13.9 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.0 apg), Namon Wright (11.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.2 apg), and Dominique Collier (7.4 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.5 apg). Defensively, Colorado is allowing their opponents to average 72.6 ppg on 41.8% shooting from the field. The Buffaloes have a rebound margin of 3.3 and a turnover margin of -3.1. Namon Wright is currently listed as probable due to an illness.

The Cardinal are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The Buffaloes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.

Stanford has lost 4 of their last 6 games and have struggled a bit on the defensive end this season as they Cardinal rank just 245th in scoring defense, 188th in defensive FG%, and T-324th in turnover margin. Colorado has won 4 of their last 7 games and have been led by their defense that ranks 187th in scoring defense, 68th in defensive FG%, and 83rd in rebound margin. Colorado is an impressive 10-2 at home this season with wins over Arizona and Arizona State and as the Buffaloes have some decent size to battle the Cardinal biggest weapon, Reid Travis, I’m taking Colorado to cover this small home spread. 

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