Maine @ Colorado
Current Records: Maine 1-1; Colorado 2-0
What to Know
The Colorado Buffaloes will take on the Maine Black Bears at 8 p.m. ET on Monday at CU Events Center. These two teams come into the game bolstered by wins in their previous games.
Colorado strolled past the New Mexico Lobos with points to spare this past Saturday, taking the matchup 87-76. Four players on the Buffaloes scored in the double digits: guard Keeshawn Barthelemy (20), forward Jabari Walker (17), forward Evan Battey (16), and guard Eli Parquet (10).
Meanwhile, Maine had enough points to win and then some against the Maine-Farmington Beavers this past Friday, taking their contest 71-52.
Colorado is the favorite in this one, with an expected 24.5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are 0-2 against the spread when favored.
Colorado is now a perfect 2-0 while Maine sits at 1-1. A couple last-season numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Buffaloes are 18th worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 63.8 on average. The Black Bears experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the 21st fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 53.1 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: CU Events Center -- Boulder, Colorado
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Buffaloes are a big 24.5-point favorite against the Black Bears, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 24.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for Colorado
- Javon Ruffin: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
- Quincy Allen: Out for the Season (Hip)