Peterson: Best bet for Stanford vs. Colorado

By Greg Peterson  (VSiN.com) 

November 27, 2021 10:02 PM
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Conference play begins for this year's college basketball season on Sunday, as Stanford goes to Boulder to face a Colorado bunch that has scored at least 90 points in all three of their home games this season.

Stanford Cardinal vs. Colorado Buffaloes (-5.5, 135)

Colorado has been at their best at the CU Event Center, making 46 percent of their 3-point shots at home, compared to 21.4 percent away from home.

Stanford is 160th in the country in points scored on a per-possession basis, while committing a turnover on 21.6 percent of their possessions, which is 278th in the country.

The Buffaloes are 12th in the country in rebound rate and Stanford is 11th, but the Cardinal have not made the most of it, making 62.9 percent of their free throws, which is 321st in America.

Colorado is 39-22-2 against the spread at home since the start of the 2017-18 season, and with Stanford 3-9 against the spread as an underdog the past three seasons, the Buffaloes will win and cover the first conference game of the season.

Pick: Colorado -5.5

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