Betting on today’s Cardinal and Buffaloes game? Catch the action at CU Events Center in Boulder, CO, as the Buffaloes hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on FS1. The over/under for this game is set at 156 points, and Colorado is favored by -12.5 vs. Stanford in a Pac-12 conference matchup.

STANFORD CARDINAL VS COLORADO BUFFALOES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Stanford Cardinal +12.5

This game will be played at CU Events Center at 9:00 ET on Sunday, March 3rd.

WHY BET THE STANFORD CARDINAL:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Buffaloes.
  • Even though we have Colorado winning straight-up, we like Stanford at +12.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Cardinal Win in Boulder?

Despite being the underdog, Stanford has a chance to end their five-game losing streak. So far this season, they have gone 12-16, including a 7-11 record in Pac-12 games. On the road, they have gone just 3-7, and their average scoring margin is -6.7.

In their last game, the Cardinal lost to Utah by a score of 90-68. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 3-7, and they are 1-4 in their last five road games. So far this season, they have been the underdog in 12 games, and they have gone 4-8.

Stanford’s ATS record this season is 12-14-1, and they are 4-5-1 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cardinal are 5-4-1.

On the season, the over/under record for Stanford games is 16-11, and today’s line of 156 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (150.1). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Compared to their season average of 76.5 points per game, Stanford struggled in their previous game. Against Utah, the Cardinal scored 68 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.1%. Leading the team in scoring is Maxime Raynaud, who is averaging 15.1 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Brandon Angel also maintains a PPG average of 13.1 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the Stanford defense is giving up an average of 76.9 points per contest. The Stanford defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 90 points and allowed Utah to connect on 12 threes.

Will the Buffaloes Win at Home?

Colorado is a 12.5-point favorite over Stanford today, and they have gone 18-5 as the favorite this season. The Buffaloes have won 16 of their 17 home games this year, and they have gone 9-1 in their last 10 games at home.

The Buffaloes have gone 19-9 overall this season, and they are coming off an 88-78 win over California. Over their last 10 games, Colorado has gone 9-1, and they have won their last three games.

As the favorite, Colorado has gone 11-11-1 vs. the spread this season. Their home ATS mark is 10-6-1, but over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Buffaloes are only 5-5.

This season, the over/under record for Colorado games is 18-10 and the average scoring total in their games is 153.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 156 points is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (149.4). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 166 points.

Colorado’s offense had a good outing, putting up 88 points against California. They achieved a 50% field goal percentage and went 23/29 from the free-throw line. One area that the Colorado offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 75th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 49%.

Currently, the Buffaloes’ defense holds the 181st rank in the nation, allowing 72.6 points per game. The Colorado defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed California to connect on 7 threes.