Arizona State Sun Devils vs Colorado Buffaloes Sports Betting Odds and Free NCAA Predictions


Arizona State Sun Devils
Arizona State Sun Devils
12-1 (1-1 V)
8:30 pm ET, Thursday, January 4, 2018
Coors Events Center, Boulder
Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado Buffaloes
8-6 (5-1 H)
Pac-12 Network
 
Arizona State Sun Devils vs Colorado Buffaloes Sports Betting Odds and Free NCAA Predictions

This week was not about attitude adjustment for Arizona State, the last undefeated team in NCAA Division I before falling at Arizona on Saturday. The Sun Devils thought they played well enough, but their shots just did not fall.

It was about altitude adjustment.

The No. 4 Sun Devils (12-1, 0-1) wore oxygen-inhibiting masks in practice Tuesday in preparation for the two-game road trip to Colorado and Utah.

Their first stop will be Boulder, Colo., evelation 5,430 feet, for a game against the Buffaloes (8-6, 0-2) on Thursday. The Buffaloes lost their first two Pac-12 games on the road at Oregon and Oregon State last week.

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley said he scripted his practices differently this week to give the players less recovery time. He stayed away from the hyperbaric chamber that some players used in attempt to acclimate themselves the last time Sun Devils made the Utah-Colorado swing in 2016. ASU was swept on that trip.

All-American guard candidate Tra Holder had 31 points in an 84-78 loss at Arizona, making 6 of 12 field-goal attempts (4 of 8 3-pointers) and 15 of 16 free throws, but the other starters were 10-for-36. The Sun Devils shot a season-low 37.9 percent and made only 8 of 25 3s against Arizona.

Hurley has been in a sort of similar situation before. His 1991-92 Duke team won its first 17 games before losing to archrival North Carolina. The Blue Devils finished 34-2 and won the NCAA title.

Holder is averaging 22.0 points per game, leading a group of six averaging at least 9.2 points per game. Shannon Evans is second at 17.0. Arizona State is averaging 90.7 points per game, fifth in Division I.

Freshman point guard McKinley Wright IV is averaging 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists for Colorado, which has lost three in a row and six of eight after a 6-0 start. George King is averaging 13.2 points and 7.9 rebounds.

Forward Namon Wright, a transfer from Missouri, is averaging 11.6 points and had 20 against Oregon.

The Buffaloes are shooting 44.4 percent from the field but hit only 38.5 percent in Oregon.

Arizona State Sun Devils vs Colorado Buffaloes VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Arizona State Sun Devils vs Colorado Buffaloes Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Arizona State Sun Devils +8½ (-110) -550 160 (-110)o
Colorado Buffaloes -8½ (-110) +375 -160 (-110)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Arizona State 82, Colorado 74

 


 

Arizona State Sun Devils vs Colorado Buffaloes VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Arizona State Sun Devils

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 12-1 10-0 2-1 9-2-2 7-2-1 2-0-1 90.69 72.62 18.07
Last 10 9-1 7-0 2-1 7-1-2 5-1-1 2-0-1 89.80 74.00 15.80
vs Conf 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0-1 0-0 0-0-1 78.00 84.00 -6.00

Colorado Buffaloes

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 8-6 7-1 1-5 5-8-1 5-2-1 0-6 74.36 73.71 0.65
Last 10 4-6 4-1 0-5 3-6-1 3-1-1 0-5 73.00 76.90 -3.90
vs Conf 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-2 0-0 0-2 59.50 76.50 -17.00

Betting Odds Trends

Arizona State Sun Devils

Arizona State is 9-1-2 ATS in its last 12 games
Arizona State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona State's last 7 games
Arizona State is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Arizona State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona State's last 5 games when playing Colorado
Arizona State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Arizona State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado

Colorado Buffaloes

Colorado is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Colorado is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Colorado is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Arizona State
Colorado is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona State
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona State

Injuries

Arizona State Sun Devils

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Kimani Lawrence F Ques Thurs - Foot - 12/31/17 Lawrence had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot and is uncertain to return Thursday against Colorado.
Zylan Cheatham F out for season - Eligibility - 11/15/17 Cheatham will not be available to play during the 2017-18 season due to eligibility issues.

Colorado Buffaloes

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Tory Miller-Stewart F Out indefinitely - Foot - 12/3/17 Miller-Stewart has a broken foot and there is no timetable for recovery.
Evan Battey F out for season - Academics - 10/31/17 Battey is dealing with academic issues and is expected to miss the entire 2017-18 season.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
1/5/17 ASU 78 COLO 77 1.5/152.5 ASU/O
2/28/16 COLO 79 ASU 69 -8/144.5 COLO/O
3/1/15 COLO 87 ASU 81 -4/130 COLO/O
1/17/15 ASU 78 COLO 72 -5.5/124 ASU/O
2/19/14 COLO 61 ASU 52 -4.5/143.5 COLO/U
1/25/14 ASU 72 COLO 51 -5/142.5 ASU/U
2/16/13 COLO 62 ASU 63 (OT) -7.5/133 ASU/U
1/6/13 ASU 65 COLO 56 1/135 ASU/U
2/11/12 ASU 49 COLO 63 3/126 COLO/U
1/19/12 COLO 69 ASU 54 -9.5/126 COLO/U

Arizona State: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS ASU FG Opp FG Reb
12/30/17 @ARIZ 78-84 (L) 6/163 PU 25/66 28/62 36-36
12/22/17 PAC 104-65 (W) -19.5/161 WO 36/67 24/67 37-35
12/19/17 LONG 95-61 (W) -37.5/156.5 LU 31/69 21/57 40-35
12/17/17 VAN 76-64 (W) -11.5/155.5 WU 25/57 23/68 42-29
12/10/17 @KU 95-85 (W) 12/162 WO 33/65 32/67 26-34
12/8/17 SJU (N) 82-70 (W) -5.5/158 WU 25/55 25/64 33-35
12/2/17 SF 75-57 (W) -16/158 WU 23/50 18/63 43-31
11/24/17 XAV (N) 102-86 (W) 6.5/165.5 WO 33/59 30/54 26-25
11/23/17 KSU (N) 92-90 (W) 4/153 WO 27/50 34/59 25-23
11/19/17 UCI 99-78 (W) -12.5/148 WO 30/49 28/61 24-31

Colorado: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS COLO FG Opp FG Reb
12/31/17 @ORE 62-77 (L) 11/147 LU 25/59 26/51 30-30
12/29/17 @ORST 57-76 (L) 4.5/141.5 LU 20/58 28/54 36-36
12/22/17 @IOWA (N) 73-80 (L) 3.5/151 LO 29/68 26/53 28-39
12/15/17 SDST 112-103 (W) (OT) -5/149.5 WO 40/74 38/86 42-29
12/12/17 USD 59-69 (L) -8/136.5 LU 14/54 20/49 34-36
12/9/17 @XAV 69-96 (L) 17/155 LO 25/65 35/58 28-33
12/6/17 UNM 75-57 (W) -7.5/154 WU 26/52 21/71 55-27
12/2/17 @CSU 63-72 (L) -3/145.5 LU 24/61 22/54 28-45
11/26/17 AFA 81-69 (W) -12/145.5 PO 26/54 25/58 40-21
11/19/17 MER (N) 79-70 (W) 2.5/142 WO 24/50 26/56 28-23

 

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