College Basketball Pick For Thursday, December 29th
Stanford Cardinal vs Colorado Buffaloes Thursday, December 29th: 11:00 ET
Colorado heads to the game here with an 8-5 record overall. However, in the conference play the Buffaloes are sitting on an 0-2 record, which is the exact same conference mark as Stanford. The Cardinal come to the game here with a 5-7 record overall.
Colorado in their last game ended up getting an 86-78 win over Southern Utah. The Stanford team ended up getting a win by a score of 75-62. The Buffaloes in their last 5 games have went 4-1 and Stanford in the same stretch is 2-3.
For the season, the Buffaloes have played six road games and have a record of 2-4. In these contests, Colorado is 2-4 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 72.7 points per game on a shooting percentage of 42.6%. On defense, the Buffaloes are allowing 71.8 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 41.9% in these games.
The Stanford defense will be tested in this game here. The Cardinal have a good defense, but is now facing a powerful and potent offense from Colorado. Stanford has scored well at home, with a season average of 76.2 points in the five games, but keep in mind that this number was skewed by the 88 points against Pacific (310 RPI), 80 points against Cal Poly (249 RPI) and 88 against Green Bay (324 RPI). In their other two games, when facing quality teams, they put up 50 versus Wisconsin and 66 versus UCLA (both losses). The Buffaloes get two players back for this match. F Luke O’Brien adds bench scoring, and Lawson Lowering boosts the defense with his rebounding and blocking ability. Collège Basketball Pick BET ON Colorado Buffaloes +2.5 .