Colorado State Rams vs. Colorado Buffaloes Free Prediction

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The Colorado Buffaloes (4-1) will be at home in the Coors Events Center when they go head-to-head against the Colorado State Rams (4-3). Action begins at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018, and can be seen on Pac-12 Network.

Colorado State Rams vs. Colorado Buffaloes ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Buffaloes had no trouble getting past the Portland Pilots, 93-69, while the Rams lost to the Southern Illinois Salukis, 82-67.

Colorado dominated every stat category in the game. They had a solid offensive rebounding percentage of 32.4 (above their season average of 30.1) and a free throw rate of 0.359 (above their season average of 0.279). Portland put up marks of 10.8 and 0.143, respectively, for those same stats. Colorado State, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.143 vs. 0.085). Lucas Siewert had a good outing for Colorado, contributing 18 points and 10 rebounds. Anthony Masinton-Bonner, meanwhile fueled Colorado State with 15 points.

The Rams won the sole contest between these two teams last year, 72-63. One of Colorado State’s largest strengths was getting to the free throw line. They had 29 free throw attempts, while Colorado had just 13.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Colorado should have a significant edge. Since last season, the Buffaloes defense ranks 91st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.489), while the Colorado State offense ranks 283rd in effective field goal percentage (0.491).

Colorado State at Colorado ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Colorado, ATS Winner – Colorado State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Colorado ranks 36th in assists allowed per game (11.2) while Colorado State ranks 287th (15.3).
  • The Rams rank 135th in steals allowed per game (6.0) while the Buffaloes rank 250th (7.1).
  • Colorado averages 21.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 201st in the country. Colorado State ranks 314th in three pointers allowed per game (26.3).
  • The Rams rank 12th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Buffaloes rank 210th (3.8).
  • Colorado averages 37.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 63rd in the nation. Colorado State ranks 201st in rebounds allowed per game (35.7).