Stanford vs. Colorado - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Stanford vs. Colorado - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Buffaloes (21-8) at Stanford Cardinal (19-9)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)

The Line: Stanford Cardinal -1.5 -- Over/Under: 129

TV: ESPNU

The Colorado Buffaloes and Stanford Cardinal meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Maples Pavilion.

The Colorado Buffaloes need a win after splitting their last six games. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 71.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 63.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting. McKinley Wright IV is averaging 14 points and 5.4 rebounds while Tyler Bey is averaging 13.5 points and 1.5 assists. D'Shawn Schwartz is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Battey is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Colorado Buffaloes have lost four of their last six road games.

The Stanford Cardinal look for a win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Stanford Cardinal are averaging 70.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 61.6 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Oscar da Silva is averaging 16.1 points and 6.5 rebounds while Tyrell Terry is averaging 15.4 points and 3.1 assists. Spencer Jones is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Daeion Davis is dishing 3.5 assists. The Stanford Cardinal are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Stanford Cardinal are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The Stanford Cardinal have split their last six home games.

Will update with trends once they're released. 

The Colorado Buffaloes have had a couple of hiccups lately and the offense isn't firing the way we're used to seeing. The Stanford Cardinal are coming off some nice wins and win at home by an average of 10.7 points while shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from deep. The Stanford Cardinal are also 11-6 against the spread at home. The road team has won six of the last eight meetings between Colorado and Stanford. The Colorado Buffaloes are 2-3 against the spread in the underdog role, while Stanford is 7-3 against the spread as a single-digit favorite. In this Pac-12 toss-up, give me the home team and the small chalk. 

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Randy’s Pick Stanford Cardinal -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.