The No. 25 Colorado Buffaloes (1-0) will be at home in the CU Events Center when they challenge the San Diego Toreros (2-2). Action gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 16, 2019, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
San Diego Toreros at Colorado Buffaloes ATS Preview
In the Toreros’ last outing, they were victorious over the Weber State Wildcats, 71-56. Joey Calcaterra was the game’s leading scorer with 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting. San Diego dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.125 (matching their season average) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.571 (above their season average of 0.449). Weber State was 0.081 and 0.411, respectively, for those same stats.
The Buffaloes will look to maintain momentum after defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils in their last game, 81-71. Tyler Bey had a good game for Colorado, putting up 15 points and 12 rebounds. Colorado played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 28.6 and a free throw rate of 0.231. Arizona State recorded marks of 14.3 and 0.200, respectively, for those same stats.
The aggressive Colorado offense could be getting to the free throw line a lot in this battle. The Buffaloes rank 30th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.278, while San Diego ranks 290th in FTA rate allowed (0.262) since last season. Furthermore, second chance points could be few and far between for the Toreros. They rank 310th in the country in offensive rebounding percentage at 24.6 percent, while the Buffaloes have been 12th-best on the defensive glass (defensive rebounding percentage of 76.7 percent).
The Toreros won the sole game against the Buffaloes last season, 70-64. The Toreros dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.300 and a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 37.5. For those same stats, the Buffaloes were 0.158 and 27.8, respectively.
San Diego Toreros at Colorado Buffaloes Odds Prediction
Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Colorado, ATS Winner – Colorado, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Toreros are 23rd in the NCAA with 10.5 assists allowed per game while the Buffaloes are 24th with 10.5 assists allowed per game.
Colorado ranks 59th in rebounds per game (37.9) while San Diego ranks 234th (34.2).
The Toreros rank seventh in three pointers allowed per game (17.8) while the Buffaloes rank 116th (21.5).
San Diego ranks 194th in steals per game (5.8) while Colorado ranks 252nd (5.1).