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Preview Colorado vs Arizona State: Can The Sun Devils Burn The Buffaloes?

Tonight the (9-5) Arizona State Sun Devils are home against the (11-3) Colorado Buffaloes. The Sun Devils are 3-0 in conference play while the Buffaloes come into this game 2-1 in Pac-12 play.

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How To Watch

Time: 6 pm MST

Channel: ESPNU

Betting Odds

Colorado is favored to win this game. The spread is Colorado -3.5. The over/under for total points is set at 145.5 points. The money line bets are Colorado -150 and Arizona State +130. The odds are from ESPN Bet.

Players To Watch

The leading scorer for Colorado is junior guard K.J. Simpson. Simpson is averaging 20.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game. He is having a very efficient season so far, shooting 53% from the floor, 44% from three, and 87% from the free throw line.

Arizona State’s scoring is very balanced as they have four players averaging at least 10 points per game, Frankie Collins, Jose Perez, Adam Miller, and Jamiya Neal. Perez scored 26 points in the Sun Devils win over Utah on Thursday night. Will he step up again in this one?

Standout Stats

Colorado has the advantage on the offensive end as their efficiency numbers are better from top to bottom. The Buffaloes are shooting 50.7% from the floor, 39% from three and 77% from the free throw line.

Arizona State will have to make this a slow defensive game with the struggles they have scoring the ball. The Sun Devils are shooting 41.9% from the floor, 30% from three and 62.7% from the free throw line.

This is a game of contrasting styles as ASU has scored 66.8 points per game over the last five games. Colorado has scored 77 points a game over their last five games.

Arizona State will have to play one of their best defensive games of the year in order to upset Colorado.

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