The Colorado Buffaloes and Northern Colorado Bears will clash at Coors Events Center to get their seasons started. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 150 points with Colorado opening as a 10.5-point favorite. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, November 10, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
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Last season, Colorado did not make the tournament following a 19-14 regular season. Northern Colorado also did not make the tournament following an 11-18 regular season.
The high-octane offense of Colorado will go head-to-head against the mid-tier defense of Northern Colorado. In the 2016-17 season, the Buffaloes ranked 84th in offensive efficiency, while the Bears were 221st in defensive efficiency. The Buffaloes figure to have the edge on that end of the court.
Last season, the Bears were 11-18 straight up (SU) and 12-13 against the spread (ATS). Of Northern Colorado’s 25 games with betting action last year, 13 finished under the O/U total.
The Buffaloes were 19-14 SU last season, but had a difficult time covering the spread (12-21 ATS). Coinciding with Northern Colorado, Colorado games went under the projected point total 54.5 percent of the time.
Northern Colorado Bears vs. Colorado Buffaloes Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Colorado, ATS Winner – Colorado, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bears rank 245th in steals per game (5.1) while the Buffaloes rank 248th (5.1).
- Northern Colorado averages 25.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 25th in the nation. Colorado ranks 217th in three pointers allowed per game (22.2).
- The Buffaloes rank 62nd in blocks per game (4.3) while the Bears rank 251st (2.2).
- Colorado averages 37.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 78th in the nation. Northern Colorado ranks 206th in rebounds allowed per game (36.1).