In-state rivals will meet Wednesday when the Colorado State Rams host the Colorado Buffaloes. Both teams have gotten their seasons off to hot starts, with the Rams beginning undefeated with a six-game win streak to rank No. 20 while Colorado is 5-1. Each team will look to continue their run, but college basketball picks for Nov. 29 slightly favor Colorado State.
Colorado Gets Hot
The Colorado Buffaloes bounced back from their first loss of the season with one of their strongest games offensively yet against Iona.
After scoring 71 points and shooting just 34.7% from the field against Florida State, Colorado rebounded by scoring 85 points on 60.8% shooting, which was its highest shooting clip of the season yet.
Though the Buffs still struggled from three, shooting 35.3% from beyond the arc, that didn’t matter as they scored 44 points in the paint in the win. They were led by Tristan Da Silva, who scored 17 to reach 1,000 career points.
Colorado averages 82.7 points and will look to keep up its hot scoring, but against a strong Colorado State defense, bettors may want to see how they handle the test before looking at live betting odds.
Colorado State Perfect
The Colorado State Rams got their biggest win of the season when they downed No. 8 Creighton behind a strong defensive effort.
Colorado State held the Bluejays to 48 points on 27.9% shooting, both season lows, to get its first top-10 victory since 1984. The Rams also limited Creighton to 20.7% shooting from three.
The Rams’ defense has been solid to start the season, holding opponents to 66.2 points a game on 40.9% shooting. They have kept three of their six opponents under 65 points as well.
Following its big performance against Creighton, Colorado State should be a solid NCAA basketball pick to build off of it with another strong defensive game against Colorado.
Colorado vs Colorado State Game Information
- Game: Colorado (5-1) vs Colorado State (6-0)
- Location: Moby Arena, Fort Collins, CO
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 9 p.m. ET
- Colorado vs Colorado State Live Stream: TBS.com
Colorado vs Colorado State Best Bet
The rivalry matchup between Colorado and Colorado State should be an exciting one, with NCAAB expert picks barely favoring the Rams at home. However, with Colorado State at home coming off a big win, it should be able to cover the close line from NCAA basketball spreads.
Following their huge top-10 win over Creighton, the Rams should have a large home-court advantage while their defense will be one of Colorado’s biggest tests this season as well. Though the Buffs have been strong offensively, they’re likely to have a tougher time scoring on the road against the Rams.
Colorado State’s offense has also been on fire. Its 53.9% field goal percentage is third in the nation and will be tough to slow down on its home court. Though both teams should bring the heat, with a close line, the Rams should be able to cover.
College Basketball Pick: Colorado State -2 ½ (-115)
Colorado vs Colorado State Betting Lines
Questions Of The Day
Will there be an overtime period in tonight's game?
Between the 12 games Colorado and Colorado have played, they have only had one overtime game, so it’s unlikely there will be an extra period in the matchup.
Which player do the experts think will score the most points in tonight's game?
Colorado State’s Isaiah Stevens may have the most points in the game.