Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Colorado Buffaloes Betting Preview
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The betting NCAA basketball season continues this season with a handful of matchups for players to try their luck on. One such matchup is this evening’s Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Colorado Buffaloes pairing. Arizona State, being the No. 4 ranked program in the nation, will likely open as the heavy betting favorite this Thursday. But will online sportsbooks take the Sun Devils’ recent loss to Arizona into account when putting together odds for this matchup? Let’s take a look.
Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Colorado Buffaloes – Thurs., Jan. 4th
When: 8:30 pm ET
Where: Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colorado
TV: Pac 12 Network
Stream: Watch ESPN
Betting NCAA Basketball Lines:
Arizona State Sun Devils -8 ½ (-110) 160 (-110) -450
Colorado Buffaloes +8 ½ (-110) 160 (-110) +360
Arizona State Sun Devils
The Sun Devils enter this evening’s contest flashing an eye-raising 12-1 record. Had Arizona State no suffered a 78-84 loss to No. 17 Arizona recently, Arizona State would be sitting on an unblemished record. However, that’s not the case and now Arizona State has to find a way to climb up the conference rankings. At the present time, the Sun Devils are ranked 9th overall in the Pac-12. And that’s all thanks to the 0-1 record the program has posted in conference play so far this season. The betting NCAA basketball odds are undoubtedly siding with Colorado, but what line should players take a shot at this evening?
Since there’s not much value in taking Arizona State straight up, sportsbook players should consider betting on the spread or totals line. Of the two, the spread seems more favorable since the Sun Devils are sitting on a 9-2-2 against the spread record. Additionally, Arizona State is undefeated at 2-0-1 against the spread on the road so far this season. Since the Sun Devils are 7-51 against the over/under, bettors are going to want to stick to the spread.
The Buffaloes march into this Thursday night pairing sporting an 8-6 record. So far this season, Colorado has struggled to find any semblance of consistency. Specifically, Colorado opened up the year with a 6-game win streak. However, the program quickly lost steam as they’re 1-5 in their last 6 matchups. On top of that, Colorado has posted an 0-2 record in conference play, which ties them with Washington State for the penultimate spot in the Pac-12. Without a doubt the basketball teaser odds paint a bleak picture for Colorado this evening, but what do their stats have to say about it?
All things considered, the stats don’t paint a pretty picture for Colorado either. Heading into this evening’s matchup, the Sun Devils are averaging 90.7 points on offense while allowing 72.6 defensively. Comparatively, the Buffaloes are struggling to score 74.4 while giving up 73.7 on defense. This undoubtedly gives Arizona State the advantage this evening, making the odds seem more than legitimate. The bottom line is that online sportsbook players should avoid backing Colorado this evening at all costs.