The Colorado State Rams (7-5) meet the No. 24 Colorado Buffaloes (7-2) at Moby Arena. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, December 13, 2019, and will air on CBS Sports Network.
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Colorado State Rams ATS Prediction
The Buffaloes are trying to rebound after their 79-76 loss to the UNI Panthers in their last contest. UNI out-rebounded Colorado. The Panthers had more offensive rebounds (15 vs. 10) and total rebounds (31 vs. 29). Lucas Siewert was the game’s leading scorer with 21 points on 7-for-11 shooting.
In the Rams’ last game, they beat the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, 72-68. The Rams had a better free throw rate (0.216 vs. 0.150) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.598 (above their season average of 0.528). With 12 points and 12 rebounds, Colorado State’s Nico Carvacho had a good game.
The Buffaloes won the lone contest against the Rams last season, 86-80. The Buffaloes had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (31.6 vs. 9.7) and had a much better turnover percentage (9.3 vs. 15.6).
Colorado State might struggle to find the bottom of the net as they face off against one of the nation’s best defenses. Colorado ranks 16th in defensive efficiency, while the Rams rank 181st in offensive efficiency dating back to the 2018-19 season. Additionally, the Buffaloes rank 18th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.283), while the Rams rank 19th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.194).
Colorado Buffaloes at Colorado State Rams Free Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Colorado State, O/U – Over
Colorado ranks 10th in three pointers allowed per game (20.7) while Colorado State ranks 214th (24.4).
The Rams rank 21st in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Buffaloes rank 139th (3.4).
Colorado ranks 50th in assists allowed per game (10.6) while Colorado State ranks 148th (14.0).
The Rams rank 146th in steals per game (6.1) while the Buffaloes rank 199th in steals allowed per game (7.3).