The Colorado Buffaloes (17-9, 9-7 Pac-12) visit the Stanford Cardinal (15-11, 8-8) Saturday at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto, Calif. Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET (on ESPNU). Below, we look at the Colorado vs. Stanford odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
The Buffaloes have picked up four consecutive victories since a 66-51 setback Feb. 3 at home against Oregon. Colorado has posted a 3-1 ATS mark during the run while hitting the Over in each of the four outings.
The Cardinal are looking to bounce back after a 60-56 loss at home against Utah, Stanford’s third loss in the past four outings. It has dropped three out of the past four games at home, too, while going 1-3 ATS.
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Colorado at Stanford odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Colorado +125 (bet $100 to win $125) | Stanford -155 (bet $155 to win $100)
Against the spread: Colorado +2.5 (-110) | Stanford -2.5 (-110)
Over/Under (O/U): 134.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
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Colorado at Stanford odds, lines, picks and predictions
Colorado 69, Stanford 67
COLORADO (+125) is a solid play as a short ‘dog on the road at Maples. Stanford (-155) is a moderate favorite on its home court, but the Cardinal have really struggled in front of the home fans. Colorado is a much better team overall, and it will show that Saturday night.
Against the spread
Play COLORADO +2.5 (-110) if you do not trust them to get the job done straight up. However, it will be a very close game. While the Buffaloes are just 1-6 ATS in the past seven tries against winning teams, Stanford -2.5 (-110) is a dismal 2-5 ATS in the previous seven at home. The better play is just taking the Buffs on the ML, however.
The OVER 134.5 (-112) is the lean here, cashing in each of the previous four outings for Colorado. The Over is also 3-1-1 in its past five against winning teams. For Stanford, the Over is an impressive 7-2 in the previous nine outings against teams as a favorite and 19-7 in the previous 26 as a home favorite, too.
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