Colorado Buffaloes (11-4) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (5-8)
January 15, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -1.5 / Colorado Buffaloes +1.5; Over/Under: -132.5
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The Colorado Buffaloes and Arizona State Sun Devils meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Desert Financial Arena. The Colorado Buffaloes look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Arizona State Sun Devils look for a win after splitting their last six games.
The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 71.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Jabari Walker is averaging 12.7 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Evan Battey is averaging 12.4 points and 0.8 assists. Keeshawn Barthelemy is the third double-digit scorer and Elijah Parquet is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are averaging 63.1 points on 38.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting. DJ Horne is averaging 13.5 points and 1.5 assists, while Kimani Lawrence is averaging 11.1 points and 7.8 rebounds. Marcus Bagley is the third double-digit scorer and Marreon Jackson is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Arizona State Sun Devils are shooting 28.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona State Sun Devils are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.
The Buffaloes are 21-52-1 ATS in their last 74 road games and 4-10-2 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Sun Devils are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 home games and 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Buffaloes last 8 overall. The under is 4-0 in Sun Devils last 4 overall. The home team is 14-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
Neither of these teams have had success against the number dating back to last season, so I’m not thrilled to back either side. However, the Colorado Buffaloes have been the better team this season and have a clear edge on the offensive side. Unlike past years, Arizona State can’t score the basketball. Feels like the wrong team is favored here. Give me Colorado and the free bucket.