The Buffaloes and Cougars are set to face off at 5:00 ET on PACN. The Cougars will host the game at Friel Court in Pullman, WA. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 145.5 points, and Washington State is favored by -1 to win at home against Colorado.

COLORADO BUFFALOES VS WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington State Cougars -1

This game will be played at Friel Court at 5:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Not only will Washington State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Colorado Pull Off a Road Win?

Colorado comes into this game as the underdog, as they have been in three of their 20 games this season. They are 1-2 in those games, and they are 15-5 overall, including a 6-3 record in Pac-12 play. They have won four straight games, and their road record is 2-5 this season.

On the other hand, Washington State is the favorite, and they come into this game with a 14-3 record when favored. They are 13-0 at home this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +20.4 points per game. Colorado’s average scoring margin on the road is -6.1 points per game, and their record in their last 10 road games is 3-7.

As the underdog this season, Colorado has gone just 1-2 vs. the spread and is 5-5 over its last 10 games as the underdog. On the road, the Buffaloes are 1-6 vs. the spread and just 3-7 over their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Colorado games is 12-8 and today’s line of 145.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (149.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points and their last three OU record is 3-0.

Coming off their recent game, the Colorado offense tallied 98 points in a matchup against Washington. Their field goal percentage for the game was 55%, and they made 6 threes. On the offensive front, the Buffaloes have a season-long field goal percentage of 50%, ranking 20th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 38th in terms of percentage and 261st in three-pointers made.

The Buffaloes’ defense is presently ranked 124th nationally, allowing an average of 70.8 points per contest. Against Washington in their most recent game, the Colorado defense gave up a total of 81 points while allowing Washington to hit 54% of their shots.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Cougars?

Coming into tonight’s game, Washington State is 12-3 at home, and they have won their last two games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, the Cougars are 8-2, and they are 4-1 in their last five.

Overall, Washington State is 14-6 this season, and they have won four in a row. In Pac-12 play, they are 5-3, and they are 11-2 when favored.

Washington State has been right around .500 against the spread this season with a record of 9-9-1. At home, the Cougars are just 7-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Washington State is just 3-7 ATS.

Washington State’s over/under record for the season is 8-11 and today’s line of 145.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (141.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.

Washington State’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Utah, finishing the game with a total of 79 points. Their season average is now 75.7 points per game. Isaac Jones was the leading scorer for the Cougars, putting up 17 points. In addition, Andrej Jakimovski contributed 14 points.

Washington State’s defense has been playing well, ranking 59th nationally, with 66.8 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.0 threes per game vs. Colorado. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.0%.