Colorado Buffaloes vs. Utah Utes Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/1/14
Utah Utes (14-6) at Colorado Buffaloes (15-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Coors Events Center)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Colorado Buffaloes and the Utah Utes face off on Saturday in Boulder in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Colorado Buffaloes have lost four of their last five games as they appear to be a shell of the team they were earlier this season. Colorado is 12-1 at home this season and they have played the fifth ranked schedule in the country. Josh Scott leads the Buffaloes averaging 14.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Askia Booker is averaging 13.2 points, Xavier Johnson is averaging 10.4 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Wesley Gordon is averaging 6.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. Colorado is averaging 73.5 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 68 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Colorado doesn’t seem like they are going to recover from the injury to Spencer Dinwiddie where they lost him for the season.
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The Utah Utes have lost their last two games and they play their third game in a row in this spot. Utah is 0-5 on the road this season and they have played the 169th ranked schedule in the country. Jordan Loveridge is averaging 16.6 points and 8.0 rebounds per game to lead the Utes. Delon Wright is averaging 16.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists, Brandon Taylor is averaging 9.9 points, and Dakarai Tucker is averaging 8.1 points. Utah is averaging 79.5 points and they are shooting 50.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.2 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Utah is just 3-5 thus far in the Pac-12 and in ninth place in the standings.
Colorado is 3-7-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, 6-17 against the spread following a loss by 20 or more points, and 7-16 against the spread in their last 23 Saturday games. Utah is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 26-10-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 21-7 against the spread following a loss. The underdog has covered the spread in the last four meetings of these two.
We are getting points with the better team here making Utah the play against a depleted Colorado.
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