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Colorado vs UMass Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 17 (Buckets Will Be Made at Myrtle Beach Invitational)

Larry Rupp
Colorado vs UMass prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Colorado vs UMass prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/John Locher
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Colorado vs UMass Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Colorado Buffaloes (2-1) vs. UMass Minutemen (1-1)
Date: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
Time: 1:30 p.m. ET
Venue: The HTC Center — Conway, SC
Coverage: ESPNU

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Thursday with an exciting matchup between the Colorado Buffaloes and UMass Minutemen. Colorado enters fresh off a 78-66 win over the No. 11 Tennessee Volunteers on Sunday. KJ Simpson shined with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists.

Meanwhile, UMass fell short against Towson in a 67-55 loss on Thursday. The Minutemen only shot 34.5% from the floor and 21.4% from three-point range. Forwards Matt Cross and Isaac Kante came off the bench to combine for 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting for head coach Frank Martin.

Colorado vs UMass Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: COLO: (-230) | UMASS: (+188)
Spread: COLO: -5.5 (-110) | UMASS: +5.5 (-110)
Total: 148.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Colorado enters this contest as notable favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 1:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 148.5 points, which is above average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

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Colorado vs UMass Prediction & Pick

Colorado lost its top three scorers from last season, yet that hasn't stopped head coach Tad Boyle's squad from making some early noise. Four players on the Buffaloes are averaging at least 10.0 points per game so far. Offensive rebounds are making for a ton of second chance opportunities as well.

On defense, Colorado is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of just 38.0% and is averaging over 11.0 steals per contest. This doesn't line up as a spot in which UMass suddenly bounces back offensively. The Minutemen could be in trouble from the opening tip in this Myrtle Beach matchup.

Final Score Prediction: Colorado: 81 | UMass: 71

Colorado vs UMass Betting Trends

- Colorado is 18-2 straight up in its last 20 games in November.
- The total has hit the over in each of Colorado's last seven games.
- UMass is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total has hit the over in six of UMass' last seven games.

Colorado vs UMass Best Bet

While this game doesn't scream shootout, it does feature a point total that may be set just a bit too low. Colorado is averaging 80.3 points per game this season and UMass isn't too far behind with an average of 74.5. Both teams are allowing at least 67.0 points per game on the defensive side, too.

The over has cashed in each of Colorado's last seven games as well as in six of UMass' last seven games dating back to the 2021-22 season. Keep in mind the total has also hit the over in eight of the Minutemen's last nine games at a neutral site. Trust the trends here and look for buckets to be made.

Bet: Over 148.5 Points (-110)

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. 

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