North Alabama vs Colorado Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 15 (Buffaloes Stampede Over Lions in Boulder)

Devon Platana
North Alabama vs Colorado prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
North Alabama vs Colorado prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/John Locher
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North Alabama vs Colorado Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
North Alabama Lions (6-4, 2-4 Away) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (5-5, 3-1 Home)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Venue: CU Events Center — Boulder, CO
Coverage: Pac-12 Network

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Thursday, Dec. 15, including a showdown between ASUN and Pac-12 programs as the North Alabama Lions pay a visit to the Colorado Buffaloes.

After a three-game losing skid, North Alabama has responded with back-to-back wins, defeating Alabama State, 71-63, in its last outing. At the same time, Colorado also snapped a losing streak in its latest game, defeating Colorado State, 93-65, exactly one week ago.

Can North Alabama keep the momentum rolling on the road? Or will Colorado emerge as the victor in front of a raucous CU Events Center crowd?

North Alabama vs Colorado Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: UNA: (+2000) | COLO: (-8000)
Spread: UNA: +23.5 (-118) | COLO: -23.5 (-104)
Total: 147.5 - Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

Colorado enters this contest as the heavy favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 147.5 points, which is among the highest of Thursday's projected totals.

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North Alabama vs Colorado Prediction & Pick

After dropping 93 points against Colorado State, Colorado shouldn't have any issues scoring tonight. North Alabama's defense, to put it lightly, leaves a lot to be desired, allowing opponents to score 77.5 PPG (No. 313) while shooting 47.2% from the field (T-No. 307) and 41.7% from three-point range (second-worst in the nation).

Though Colorado has been far from perfect, it's been solid at home. The Buffaloes sport a respectable plus-11.5 scoring margin at home and hold opponents 66.3 PPG (compared to 71.8 PPG on the road. On top of that, they also force opponents to turn the ball over 14.3 times per contest overall (No. 94), which is bad news for a Lions team that just had 13 turnovers against Alabama State.

At the end of the day, this is a game that Colorado shouldn't lose. North Alabama isn't on the same level and that'll be made evident by the end of the game.

Final Score Prediction: Colorado: 88 | North Alabama: 64

North Alabama vs Colorado Betting Trends

- North Alabama is 7-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games in December.
- Colorado is 1-4 straight up in its last five home games played on Thursday.
- The total has hit the over in 12 of North Alabama's last 15 games.
- The total has hit the over in six of Colorado's last nine games.

North Alabama vs Colorado Best Bet

With Colorado likely blowing North Alabama out, I'm expecting a high-scoring affair tonight. The total has gone over in six of the Lions' last seven road games, as well as in six of the Buffaloes' last nine at home.

Even if the home team does most of the work due to its superior lineup, North Alabama should be able to contribute enough to hit the over.

Bet: Over 147.5 Points (-105)


Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. 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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