That Colorado State Rams (4:0) and Charleston Cougars (3-1) tangle in a semifinal game of the 8-man Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic Friday in Charleston. The opening pick at TD Arena is at 5 p.m. ET (ESPN2). Below we analyze the lines of Tipico Sportsbook around the State of Colorado vs. Charleston opportunitiesand meet our college basketball tips, predictions and bets.
Colorado State advanced to this semifinal with an 85-53 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks on Thursday. The 1-favorite Rams overtook USC by a wide margin, rebounding their opponents handily and winning the turnover fight. CSU shot 58.3% from the floor and has shot 50% or better in every game this season.
Charleston used a dozen 3-pointers and a hefty advantage on the boards as he defeated Davidson 89-66 on Thursday. The Speedy Cougars have scored 85 points or more in each of their 4 games this season. Charleston has played a solid schedule so far; The only loss was on November 11 against No. 1 North Carolina (102-86).
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Colorado State vs Charleston Odds
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- money line: State of Colorado -115 (bet $115 to win $100) | Charleston -115 (bet $100 to win $115)
- Against the Spread (ATS): State of Colorado -1.5 (+105) | Charleston +1.5 (-125)
- Over/Under (O/U): 155.5 (O: -115 | B: -105)
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Colorado State vs. Charleston tips and predictions
Charleston 79, State of Colorado 77
Charleston is actionable Lean; Consider a part-and-part going on at 50% CHARLESTON (-115) and 50% off the ATS game listed below.
against the spread
Imagine some regression in CSU’s shooting (61.8% effective field goal mark). Against a breakaway pace in the hometown Cougars, who also hit the offensive boards hard, the Rams appear to be in a dogfight after a few cruise control games.
Charleston went 12 of 32 from range on Thursday (7 of 16 in the 2nd half), and CSU can tend to take a lot of long-range looks.
BACK THE COUMAS +1.5 (-125).
Imagine the Rams being dragged into a higher-scoring game, but that total offers a realistic version of fast-paced gameplay with a solid number of CSU throws and C-of-C put-backs.
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