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Colorado vs. Arizona State - 11/8/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado vs. Arizona State
Date & Time Friday November 8, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
Baoshan Sports Center
Shanghai, China
The Line
Colorado Buffaloes -5.5 . Total 148.0
TV Channel
ESPN2
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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona State Sun Devils tip off their season against the Colorado Buffaloes, in Shanghai, China.  This will be the first game for each team.  The Sun Devils finished last season (23-11).  The Buffaloes ended last season with a record of (23-13).

The Sun Devils ranked 2nd in the Pac-12 in scoring offense last season, averaging 77.6 points per game.  However, the Sun Devils gave up about as many as they would score, giving up an average of 73.4.  Arizona State returns 3 starters from last years group.  The Sun Devils did lose Luguentz Dort who averaged 16.1ppg last year.  Sun Devils coach Bobby Hurley will be hoping Remy Martin and Rob Edwards will be able to up their offensive production from a year ago. 

Colorado head coach Tad Boyle will have a very experienced team this season.  The Buffaloes return 4 starters from last years group.  Tyler Bey returns, having averaged 13.6 ppg last year.  McKinley Wright IV should be 100% after having offseason surgery, he averaged 13 ppg and 4.8 apg last year.  The Buffaloes as a team averaged 73.6 per contest offensively last season.  The Buffaloes led the Pac-12 in rebounding margin (plus 6.3). 

Recent Betting Trends:

Sun Devils are 14-29-1 ATS in their last 44 neutral site games.

The under is 5-2 in Sun Devils last 7 vs. Pac12.

Buffaloes are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games.

The under is 5-0 in Buffaloes last 5 neutral site games.

Colorado has won 6 of the last 10 meeting between the two schools.  The favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.  Both teams had success last year, but I am on Colorado in this matchup.  The Buffaloes have so much returning and the experience and team work will show.  The Sun Devils will be fine this year, but I think Colorado can do some damage in the Pac-12 this year, with their 4 returning starters.  Final score prediction, Colorado will win and cover, 78-70. 

Pick:
COLO -5.5
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