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Colorado vs. Arizona State - 2/13/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona State at Colorado
Date & Time Wednesday February 13, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
CU Events Center
Boulder, CO
The Line
Colorado Buffaloes -2.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5
TV Channel
FS1
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The Arizona State Sun Devils will travel to the CU Events Center to take on the Colorado Buffaloes this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The Arizona State Sun Devils improved to 16-7 (7-4 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the Washington Huskies, 75-63, this past Saturday night. Arizona State was impressive against the tough Washington defense and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 54-37 lead with 9:42 left in regulation. Arizona State shot 61.7% from the field and outrebounded Washington by a 40-23 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Sun Devils was Romello White who had 17 points, 8 rebounds, and a block.

On the season, Arizona State is averaging 78.9 ppg on 44.5% shooting from the field. The Sun Devils are averaging 7.2 three-pointers per game on 33.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Arizona State has been led by Luguentz Dort (16.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.5 spg), Remy Martin (13.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 5.1 apg, 1.2 spg), Zylan Cheatham (11.5 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 3.7 apg), and Rob Edwards (10.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.1 apg).

Defensively, Arizona State is allowing their opponents to average 73.4 ppg on 40.3% shooting from the field. The Sun Devils have a rebound margin of 7.1 and a turnover margin of -0.2.

The Colorado Buffaloes won their 3rd straight game and improved to 14-9 (5-6 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the USC Trojans, 69-65, this past Saturday. In a tight back and forth game, Colorado was able to secure the big road victory late after a pair of D’Shawn Schwartz FT’s made it a two-possession game for the Buffaloes with just :14 seconds left in regulation. Colorado shot 49.1% from the field and outrebounded USC by a 38-29 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Buffaloes was McKinley Wright IV who had 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assits.

On the season, Colorado is averaging 75.4 ppg on 46.0% shooting from the field. The Buffaloes are averaging 6.7 three-pointers per game on 32.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Colorado has been led by McKinley Wright IV (13.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 5.0 apg, 1.1 spg), Tyler Bey (12.0 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1.3 bpg), Lucas Siewert (11.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Shane Gatling (10.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.7 apg).

Defensively, Colorado is allowing their opponents to average 68.8 ppg on 43.5% shooting from the field. The Buffaloes have a rebound margin of 5.3 and a turnover margin of -0.6.

The Sun Devils are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, however, are just 4-11-2 ATS in their last 17 road games. The Buffaloes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS win.

Arizona State has won 5 of their last 7 games and currently rank 50th in scoring offense, 231st in scoring defense, and 31st in defensive FG%.

Colorado has won 4 of their last 6 games and currently rank 116th in scoring offense, 99th in FG%, and 111th in scoring defense.

Arizona State just pulled off a great victory against Washington, however, this is a team that can be extremely inconsistent and has struggled on the road this season, posting just a 3-3 record. Colorado just pulled off a solid road sweep against UCLA & USC and between the fact that Buffaloes are 8-2 at home and have a very balanced team, I think the Buffaloes will be able to cover this small spread. Good Luck!

Pick:
Colorado Buffaloes -2.5

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