Utah vs. Colorado - 1/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (9-5) at Utah Utes (12-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -11.5 -- Over/Under: 124 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes and the Colorado Buffaloes face off on Wednesday at the John M. Huntsman Center in college basketball action.
The Utah Utes are 12-2 this season and they are ranked ninth in the nation. Utah is averaging 75.9 points and they are shooting 50.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 55.5 points and their opponents are shooting 36.2 percent. Delon Wright leads the Utes averaging 14.9 points and 5.6 assists per game. Brandon Taylor is averaging 9.4 points, Jakob Poeltl is averaging 9.8 pointsand 8.3 rebounds, and Dakari Tucker is averaging 8.0 points. Utah is 10-0 at home this season.
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The Colorado Buffaloes are 9-5 this season and they have won their first two Pac-12 games of the season. Colorado is averaging 69.1 points and they are shooting 45.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.8 points and their opponents are shooting 38.9 percent. Askia Booker leads the Buffaloes averaging 15.8 points per game. Josh Scott is averaging 14.8 points and 7.7 rebounds, Xavier Johnson is averaging 13.8 points and 5.7 rebounds, and Wesley Gordon is averaging 7.6 points and 7.1 rebounds. Colorado is 0-3 on the road this season.
Utah is 39-14-1 against the spread in their last 54 home games, 35-15-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 21-7-3 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points. Colorado is 5-2 against the spread against the Pac-12, 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games against a team with a winning home record. The home team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
124 seems awfully low fr the total in this one so my free pick is the over.