Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Buffaloes and Sun Devils. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPNU, and it's hosted by the Sun Devils at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ. Get ready to place your bets! The Buffaloes are favored in this Pac-12 conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 145 points.


The Pick: Arizona State Sun Devils +3

This game will be played at Desert Financial Arena at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Sun Devils.
  • Not only will Arizona State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Buffaloes?

Colorado comes into this game as the favorite and has an overall record of 11-3. So far this season, they have gone 10-0 at home and 1-3 on the road. However, over their last 10 road games, they are just 3-7.

In their last game, the Buffaloes faced off against Arizona and lost by a score of 97-50. Over their last three road games, they are 0-3 and have a road average scoring margin of -13.2.

Colorado's ATS record this season is 7-6-1, but they have yet to cover the spread in any of their four road games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Buffaloes are just 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 145 is lower than the average over/under line in Colorado's games this season (149.9). So far, the over/under record in their games is 7-7. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points.

In their most recent game, the Colorado offense concluded with only 50 points against Arizona. Throughout the game, they made 4/15 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 36.4%. For the season, the Colorado offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 50%. So far, they have hit 55% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 6.8 made three's per contest.

At this time, the Buffaloes' defense is positioned 133rd in the country, permitting 70.9 points per game. Against Arizona, the Buffaloes' defense gave up 97 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Arizona only made 6 free-throws.

Will the Sun Devils Defense Show Up at Home?

Arizona State comes into today's game as the underdog, with a point spread of +3. So far this season, the Sun Devils have an overall record of 9-5 and are on a three-game win streak. In their last game, they defeated Utah by a score of 82-70.

At home, Arizona State has a record of 7-2 and an average scoring margin of +2.4 points per game. Over their last ten games at home, the Sun Devils are 8-2. So far, they have been favored in seven of their 14 games and have a record of 6-1 when favored.

Arizona State has an ATS record of 6-8 this season, including a mark of 4-5 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Sun Devils have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. In their last 3 games as the underdog, Arizona State is 3-0 ATS.

Arizona State's over/under record this season is 6-8 and their games have averaged 138.7 points. Today's over/under line of 145 is higher than the average OU line in their games (142.5). So far, 9 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 146 points.

Arizona State is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 82 points vs. Utah. This figure is more than their season average of 68.9 points per game. Offensively, the Sun Devils hold a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, placing them 335th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 354th in terms of percentage and 243rd in three-pointers made.

At present, the Sun Devils' defense is nationally ranked 120th, allowing 69.8 points per game. Against Utah, the Sun Devils' defense gave up 70 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Utah only made 10 free-throws.