Stanford vs. Colorado basketball prediction: Buffaloes will cover



Conference play this college basketball season begins on Sunday as Stanford goes to Boulder to face Colorado, which has scored at least 87 points in all three of its home games this season. 

Colorado has been at its best at the CU Event Center, making 46 percent of its 3-point shots at home, compared to 21.4 percent away from home. 

Stanford is 160th in the country in points scored on a per possession basis and has committed a turnover on 21.6 percent of its possessions, which is 278th in the country. 

The Buffaloes are 12th in the country in rebound rate and Stanford is 11th, but the Cardinal have not made the most of it, making just 62.9 percent of their free throws, which is 321st in the nation. 

Colorado is 39-22-2 against the spread at home since the start of the 2017-18 season and Stanford is 3-9 against the spread as an underdog the past three seasons. 

The Buffalos will win and cover the first conference game of the season. 

The play: Colorado, -6.


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