The Arizona State Sun Devils will try to extend their four-game winning streak when they face the Colorado Buffaloes in a Pac-12 matchup on Thursday night. Arizona State is coming off a 76-54 win over Alcorn State on Sunday in its most recent matchup. Colorado has won two of its last three games, including a 65-62 win over Yale its last time out.
Tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET. The Buffaloes are favored by 4 points in the latest Arizona State vs. Colorado odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 140.5. Before entering any Colorado vs. Arizona State picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated more than $1,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.
- Arizona State vs. Colorado spread: Colorado -4
- Arizona State vs. Colorado over/under: 140.5 points
- Arizona State vs. Colorado money line: Colorado -190, Arizona State +160
- Arizona State vs. Colorado picks: See picks here
Why Arizona State can cover
Arizona State suffered a shocking loss to Texas Southern in overtime in mid-November, but it has bounced back with a four-game winning streak since then. The Sun Devils have picked up wins over VCU and then-No. 20 Michigan during that stretch, blowing out the Wolverines by 25 points as 7.5-point underdogs. They are outscoring their opponents 74.0 to 59.7 this season and have covered the spread in four of their last five games.
The Sun Devils picked up an 82-65 win at Colorado in February, snapping a five-game losing streak in the series. Junior guard DJ Horne leads Arizona State with 13.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, while sophomore guard Frankie Collins is scoring 12.9 points, dishing out 5.1 assists and grabbing 4.9 rebounds. Sophomore forward Marcus Bagley is also in double figures, averaging 12.5 points per game, but he is sidelined due to disciplinary reasons.
Why Colorado can cover
This is a nice scheduling spot for Colorado, as Arizona State has only been on the road one time this season, resulting in its upset loss to Texas Southern. The Buffaloes have suffered all three of their losses in road games, so they will be happy to be playing at home. They have already recorded several impressive wins this season, beating then-No. 11 Tennessee and then-No. 24 Texas A&M each by double digits.
KJ Simpson leads Colorado with 17.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Tristan da Silva (12.1) and J'Vonne Hadley (10.4) are both averaging double figures as well, with Hadley pulling down a team-high 8.0 rebounds. Arizona State has struggled at Colorado in recent seasons, covering the spread just once in its last six visits.
How to make Colorado vs. Arizona State picks
The model has simulated Arizona State vs. Colorado 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Under, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Colorado vs. Arizona State? And which side of the spread hits over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine to see which side of the Arizona State vs. Colorado spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up over $1,500 on its college basketball picks the last six years, and find out.