Colorado vs Stanford Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 5 (Stanford Looks to Extend Pac-12 Winning Streak)

Larry Rupp
Colorado vs Stanford prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Colorado vs Stanford prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/John Hefti

Colorado vs Stanford Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Colorado (13-11, 5-8 Pac-12) vs. Stanford (10-12, 4-7 Pac-12)
  • Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: CU Events Center -- Boulder, Colorado

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Sunday with an exciting matchup between the Stanford Cardinal and Colorado Buffaloes. Stanford is coming off an exciting 78-72 win over Utah on Thursday. Spencer Jones scored a team-high 22 points, while Harrison Ingram racked up 6 assists.

Meanwhile, Colorado cruised past California in a 59-46 win on Thursday. Tristan Da Silva guided the offense with 20 points on a 7-of-13 shooting mark. The Buffaloes shined brightest on defense, though, holding the Golden Bears to a 37.2% shooting percentage. Which team will win tonight?

Colorado vs Stanford Odds & Spread

Colorado enters this contest as a small home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 135.5 points, which is about average compared to Sunday's projected totals.

Colorado vs Stanford Betting Trends

  • Colorado has nine wins in 24 games against the spread this season.
  • The Buffaloes have an ATS record of 3-11 as 5.5-point favorites or greater.
  • Out of 24 Colorado's games so far this year, 11 have gone over the total.
  • Stanford has beaten the spread 11 times in 22 games.
  • The Cardinal's ATS record as 5.5-point underdogs or greater is 3-2.
  • There have been 11 Stanford games (out of 22) that went over the total this year.
Colorado Rank Colorado AVG Stanford AVG Stanford Rank
198th 70.7 Points Scored 68.9 250th
70th 65.8 Points Allowed 65.5 66th
91st 33.6 Rebounds 32.8 134th
101st 9.5 Off. Rebounds 9.7 86th
290th 6.3 3pt Made 7.5 179th
211th 12.9 Assists 13.6 148th
298th 13.5 Turnovers 12.2 199th

Colorado vs Stanford Prediction & Pick

Stanford has now won five games in a row and is quickly approaching the .500 mark with the Pac-12 tournament nearing closer. The Cardinal are averaging a reliable 72.6 points during that span, which is notably above their season average of 68.9 PPG.

It's not like Colorado is an unstoppable opponent, either. The Buffaloes are held together by a defense that ranks 19th in efficiency as their offense ranks all the way down at 246th in efficiency. Stanford fell by just three points to Colorado back on Dec. 29 (73-70) and has the momentum on its side tonight.

Colorado has lost five of its last seven games, so I'll take a chance and back Stanford in an upset.

Final Score Prediction: Colorado: 67 | Stanford: 69

Colorado vs Stanford Best Bet

Bettors unwilling to back Stanford on the moneyline should feel much more comfortable backing head coach Jerod Haase's team on the spread. The Cardinals are 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games against a team with a winning record.

Colorado is only 1-6 ATS in its last seven games and has averaged just 59.5 points over its last four games. That's not going to get the job done opposite a Stanford offense that has seemingly found its groove. Look for Jones and Ingram to do more than enough to keep it close with the Buffaloes.

Bet: Stanford Cardinals +4.5 (-102)

dark. sign up now. No Sweat First Bet up to $3,000

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.