Colorado, Stanford Bring Early Action For WBB Bettors Thursday

Written By Derek Helling on February 23, 2023
pac-12 colorado vs stanford women's basketball

If you’ve grown weary of late-night affairs to see if your women’s college basketball bets play out, the Pac-12 has you covered on Thursday. Colorado vs Stanford presents a reasonable 5 p.m. ET tip, meaning people on the east coast can tune into an audio broadcast on their evening commutes.

The Cardinal can clinch at least a share of the 2022-23 Pac-12 regular-season title on Thursday night with a win. As you would expect, legal online North American sportsbooks favor them to do just that.

Colorado vs Stanford details

Following are all the particulars for bettors and fans heading into a game between No. 3 Stanford and No. 21 Colorado.

  • Tip-off: 5 p.m. ET, Thursday, Feb. 23
  • Venue: CU Events Center, Boulder, CO
  • Broadcast: None
  • Streaming: None
  • Previous matchup: Jan. 22, 2023, at Stanford, 62-49 Cardinal over Buffaloes
  • Team records: Colorado 21-6 (12-4 Pac-12). Stanford 26-3 (14-2 Pac-12)
  • Last games: Colorado 61-42 loss at No. 18 Arizona on Feb 19. Stanford 71-66 win over UCLA on Feb. 20.
  • Series history:  Stanford 26, Colorado 5. Stanford has won the last five in a row and eight of the last 10 in Boulder

The lines on Colorado vs Stanford

As of 3 p.m. ET, legal Canadian and US sportsbooks are offering action on this contest.

BetRivers/PlaySugarhouse SportsbookStanford -6.5 -115
Colorado +6.5 -115
Over 128.5 -117
Under 128.5 -114
Stanford -286
Colorado +200
Caesars SportsbookStanford -7 -110
Colorado +7 -110
Over 127 -110
Under 127 -110
Stanford -330
Colorado +260
DraftKings SportsbookStanford -7 -110
Colorado +7 -110
Over 126.5 -110
Under 126.5 -110
Stanford -295
Colorado +245
FanDuel SportsbookStanford -6.5 -120
Colorado +6.5 -110
Over 126.5 -115
Under 126.5 -115
Stanford 310
Colorado +220

Handicapping Colorado vs Stanford

Working on a four-game winning streak, the Cardinal come into this contest with the knowledge that a victory assures them at least a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title heading into their season finale. Their defensive prowess will be the key to making that happen.

Stanford averages allowing just 57 points per game, even fewer than the Buffaloes’ similarly-stingy 57.8 ppga. Whether the Cardinal are able to disrupt the Colorado offense could decide this one. The Buffaloes have yet to lose this season when they shoot at least 44.3% from the field.

As far as the spread goes, there’s a seven-point difference between the scoring averages for these teams, so the numbers are sitting right on or below that. Taking Stanford to cover in this seems the safer wager. On the total, there could be room to come up yet. These two teams are more than capable of putting up 129 points or more despite their defensive talents.

Other top 25 action for Thursday

No. 9 Virginia Tech travels to take on No. 22 North Carolina at 8 p.m. ET on the ACC Network. Following are the available markets as of 3 p.m. ET.

Caesars SportsbookVirginia Tech +1.5 -110
North Carolina -1.5 -110
Over 130 -110
Under 130 -110
Virginia Tech +105
North Carolina -125
DraftKings SportsbookVirginia Tech +1.5 -105
North Carolina -1.5 -115
Over 129.5 -110
Under 129.5 -110
Virginia Tech -110
North Carolina -110
FanDuel SportsbookVirginia Tech +1.5 -110
North Carolina -1.5 -120
Over 129.5 -115
Under 129.5 -115
Virginia Tech +100
North Carolina -130
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Derek Helling is the assistant managing editor of PlayUSA and the managing editor of BetHer. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of the gambling industry with business, the law, and technology.

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