Colorado Buffaloes vs. Washington State Cougars: 1/23/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on January 23, 2021

The Washington State Cougars (9-5) are expected to extend a four-game losing streak when they host the Colorado Buffaloes (11-4) as 9-point underdogs at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Friel Court. The game airs on ESPN2. The over/under is 134 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Colorado vs Washington State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Colorado -9 -110 -110 134 -113 -108 -482 360

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Computer picks for Colorado vs Washington State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Washington State (+9) Over (134) Colorado 73 Washington State 64

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Total Facts

  • In 11 of 15 outings (73.3%) this year, the Buffaloes and their opponents have totaled at least this matchup’s over/under of 134 points.
  • Washington State has played in seven games this year (out of 14 total matchups — 50% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 134 points.
  • The Buffaloes and the Cougars combine to average 10.6 more points per game than the total of 134 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.9 fewer points per game (130.1) than this matchup’s total of 134 points.
  • The average over/under the Buffaloes have had set in games this season is 5.9 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under in Cougars games this season is 0.7 more points than the point total of 134 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Buffaloes record 9.8 more points per game (76.2) than the Cougars allow (66.4).
  • When Colorado puts up more than 66.4 points, it is 10-2 overall and 9-0-1 against the spread.
  • Washington State has a 2-1 record against the spread and a 0-3 record overall when giving up more than 76.2 points.
  • The Cougars score an average of 68.4 points per game, just 4.7 more points than the 63.7 the Buffaloes allow to opponents.
  • When it scores more than 63.7 points, Washington State is 5-0 against the spread and 5-2 overall.
  • Colorado’s record is 2-2 against the spread and 2-2 overall when it gives up more than 68.4 points.
  • The Buffaloes have put up a total of 188 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 12.5 per game), and the Cougars have out-scored opponents by 28 points on the season (two more per game).

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Colorado Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Buffaloes have covered 10 times in 15 contests.
  • The Buffaloes have posted a winning record of 5-1-1 against the spread when the spread is -9 or bigger.
  • The Buffaloes have typically run under the total this season, reaching the over/under in 7 of 15 games (46.7%).

Washington State Betting Information

  • Washington State has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 6-8 ATS.
  • The Cougars have not fared well as a 9-point underdog, going 1-4 against the spread when they are at least 9-point underdogs.
  • Washington State and its opponents have hit the over in half of their games this year — 7 of 14.

Head to Head

Colorado vs Washington State (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/11/2020 Colorado -9.5 137.5 -521 +377 Conference Tournament 82-68 WSU
1/23/2020 Colorado -13 138.5 -1157 +700 Regular Season 78-56 COL
2/20/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-74 WSU
1/10/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 92-60 COL

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Colorado Leaders

  • McKinley Wright IV leads the Buffaloes in points and assists per game, scoring 14.9 points and distributing 5.9 assists.
  • Evan Battey is Colorado’s best rebounder, pulling down an average of 5.6 boards in each contest while scoring 10.5 points per game.
  • Jeriah Horne connects on more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Buffaloes, knocking down shots from downtown at a rate of 1.7 per outing.
  • Eli Parquet is Colorado’s leader in steals and blocks, racking up 1.0 steal and 0.9 blocks per game.

Washington State Leaders

  • The Cougars’ Isaac Bonton racks up enough points (17.8 per game) and assists (3.8 per game) to top the team’s leaderboards.
  • The Cougars’ top rebounder is Efe Abogidi — he pulls down 8.0 per game while scoring 10.1 points per game.
  • Bonton’s 1.9 made threes per game lead the Cougars.
  • Washington State’s leader in steals is Bonton (2.0 per game), and its leader in blocks is Abogidi (1.8 per game).
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