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After a tough loss on the road their last time out, Colorado looks much better today on their home court. They have jumped out to a quick 44-35 lead against Arizona State.

Colorado came into the match with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

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Arizona State Sun Devils @ Colorado Buffaloes

Current Records: Arizona State 11-11, Colorado 15-7

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After three games on the road, Colorado is heading back home. They and the Arizona State Sun Devils will face off in a Pac-12 battle at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday at CU Events Center. Given that the pair suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.

While it was all tied up 31-31 at halftime, Colorado was not quite the Utes' equal in the second half on Saturday. The Buffaloes took a 73-68 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Utes.

Colorado's loss came about despite a quality game from KJ Simpson, who almost dropped a double-double on 25 points and nine rebounds. The team also got some help courtesy of J'Vonne Hadley, who scored 15 points along with five rebounds.

Even though they lost, Colorado smashed the offensive glass and finished the game with 15 offensive rebounds. They easily outclassed their opponents in that department as Utah only pulled down four offensive rebounds.

Meanwhile, Arizona State's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Saturday after their fourth straight defeat. The matchup between them and the Golden Bears wasn't a total blowout, but with the Sun Devils falling 81-66 at home it was darn close to turning into one. Arizona State didn't live up to their potential and found themselves falling short of the advantage oddsmakers thought they had coming into the game.

Despite their defeat, Arizona State saw several players rise to the challenge and make noteworthy plays. Alonzo Gaffney, who scored 14 points along with six rebounds and two steals, was perhaps the best of all. Gaffney didn't help Arizona State's cause all that much against the Cardinal on Thursday but the same can't be said for this game. Shawn Phillips Jr. was another key contributor, scoring 13 points along with seven rebounds.

The Buffaloes' defeat dropped their record down to 15-7. As for the Sun Devils, they have not been sharp recently as the team's lost six of their last seven games, which put a noticeable dent in their 11-11 record this season.

Thursday's game is shaping up to be a scrappy matchup: Colorado have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 37.9 rebounds per game. It's a different story for Arizona State, though, as they've been averaging only 33.3 rebounds per game. Given Colorado's sizable advantage in that area, the Sun Devils will need to find a way to close that gap.

As for their next game, Colorado is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 14.5 points. They might be worth a quick bet since they're sitting on a three game streak of covering the spread when expected to win.


Colorado is a big 14.5-point favorite against Arizona State, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Buffaloes, as the game opened with the Buffaloes as a 12.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 148.5 points.

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Series History

Colorado has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Arizona State.

  • Jan 06, 2024 - Arizona State 76 vs. Colorado 73
  • Feb 16, 2023 - Colorado 67 vs. Arizona State 59
  • Dec 01, 2022 - Arizona State 60 vs. Colorado 59
  • Feb 24, 2022 - Arizona State 82 vs. Colorado 65
  • Jan 15, 2022 - Colorado 75 vs. Arizona State 57
  • Mar 04, 2021 - Colorado 75 vs. Arizona State 61
  • Jan 16, 2020 - Colorado 68 vs. Arizona State 61
  • Nov 08, 2019 - Colorado 81 vs. Arizona State 71
  • Feb 13, 2019 - Colorado 77 vs. Arizona State 73
  • Jan 05, 2019 - Arizona State 83 vs. Colorado 61