The Colorado Buffaloes (7-2) can extend a six-game home winning streak when they take on the San Diego Toreros (7-2) at Coors Events Center. The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 136 points with Colorado opening as a 6.5-point favorite. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
San Diego Toreros vs. Colorado Buffaloes Odds Preview
In the Toreros last contest, they easily got past the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, 79-51. With 16 points and seven rebounds, San Diego’s Isaiah Pineiro had a solid outing. San Diego dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a phenomenal effective field goal percentage of 0.602 (above their season average of 0.514) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 22.5). Northern Arizona had marks of 0.300 and 19.4, respectively, for those same stats.
The Buffaloes are trying to rebound after their 96-69 loss to the No. 13 Xavier Musketeers in their last matchup. Namon Wright led Colorado in scoring with 20 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Xavier’s free throw rate was their biggest strength over Colorado. The Musketeers had a rate of 0.293 (below their season average of 0.376), while the Buffaloes posted a mark of 0.169 (below their season average of 0.278).
This has potential to be a mistake-prone game for the offense of Colorado. Dating back to last season, Colorado ranks 279th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 18.3 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of San Diego has forced the 56th-most turnovers in the nation (17.0 percent). Additionally, the Toreros rank 321st in offensive rebounding percentage (24.0 percent), while the Buffaloes rank 35th in defensive rebounding percentage (72.8 percent).
In terms of the O/U total, these teams are complete opposites. San Diego games have gone under 80.0 percent of the time, while 55.6 percent of games involving Colorado have finished over. Both teams have outstanding straight up (SU) records (7-2 for San Diego; 7-2 for Colorado), but the Buffaloes have the edge against the spread (ATS). Colorado is 4-5 ATS, while the Toreros are 3-2.
San Diego Toreros vs. Colorado Buffaloes Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Colorado, ATS Winner – San Diego, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Toreros are 15th in the NCAA with 3.2 blocks allowed per game while the Buffaloes are 35th with 3.6 blocks allowed per game.
- San Diego is second in the NCAA with 11.4 assists allowed per game while Colorado is 22nd with 12.1 assists allowed per game.
- San Diego ranks 13th in three pointers allowed per game (19.2) while Colorado ranks 188th (22.4).
- The Buffaloes rank 30th in rebounds per game (38.0) while the Toreros rank 194th (33.5).
- San Diego ranks 82nd in steals per game (4.6) while Colorado ranks 178th in steals allowed per game (6.0).