The Colorado Buffaloes (1-0) will be at home in Coors Events Center when they go head-to-head with the Denver Pioneers (0-1). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 150.5 points with Colorado set as a 10-point favorite. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Denver Pioneers at Colorado Buffaloes ATS Preview
In the Pioneers last matchup, they lost to the UC Irvine Anteaters, 83-69. Denvers Daniel Amigo put together a solid performance, recording 13 points and 10 rebounds. UC Irvine had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.516 vs. 0.373). Denver, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (36.2 vs. 28.9).
The Buffaloes hope to maintain momentum after defeating the Northern Colorado Bears in their last outing, 66-51. With 12 points on 4-for-7 shooting, George King led Colorado in scoring. Colorado dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.193 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.482. Northern Colorado put up marks of 0.081 and 0.371, respectively, for those same stats.
The prolific offense of Colorado will square off against the mid-tier defense of Denver. Since the 2016-17 season, the Buffaloes rank 91st in offensive efficiency, while the Pioneers are 292nd in defensive efficiency. The Buffaloes figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball.
The Pioneers are 16-15 straight up (SU) and 15-13 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Denver games have had a tendency to finish over the O/U total since last season (60.7 percent).
The Buffaloes have had a respectable 20-14 SU record since last season, but are just 13-21 ATS. Games involving Colorado have gone under the projected point total 55.9 percent of the time over that same stretch.
Denver Pioneers at Colorado Buffaloes Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Colorado, ATS Winner – Colorado, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Buffaloes rank 165th in three pointers attempted per game (21.0) while the Pioneers rank 254th (18.5).
- Denver ranks 76th in assists per game (15.0) while Colorado ranks 87th in assists allowed per game (12.2).
- Colorado ranks 61st in blocks per game (4.3) while Denver ranks 255th (2.1).
- The Buffaloes rank 85th in steals allowed per game (5.7) while the Pioneers rank 230th (7.0).
- Denver ranks 22nd in rebounds allowed per game (31.4) while Colorado ranks 133rd (34.6).