Utah vs. Colorado - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (16-13) at Utah Utes (18-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -9 -- Over/Under: 136 See the Latest Odds
We have some Pac-12 college basketball action on Saturday as the Colorado Buffaloes duke it out with the Utah Utes.
The Colorado Buffaloes will look to finish the regular season on a high note after an 80-76 win over UCLA in their last outing snapped a 3 game losing streak. Dominique Collier led the Buffs with 19 points on 5 of 9 from behind the arc with a 4 of 6 mark from the foul line while George King added 16 points and Lucas Siewert added 15 points. Namon Wright added 11 points on 4 of 8 shooting with 3 triples in 18 minutes while McKinley Wright IV added 10 points with a team-high 8 assists to round out the double digit scoring for the Buffaloes in the win, while Dallas Walton added a team-leading 7 rebounds. Wright IV leads Colorado with an average of 14.1 points and 5.4 assists per game while King leads the Buffaloes in rebounding with 8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Colorado is scoring 72 points per game on 44% shooting from the field, 35.8% from behind the arc and 72.1% from the foul line this season.
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The Utah Utes will look to finish the season strong after having their 5 game winning streak snapped with a 74-58 loss to USC in their last outing. David Collette led the Utes with 14 points along with 7 rebounds and 3 steals as the only Utah player to finish in double figures scoring in the loss. Justin Bibbins added 8 point with a team-high 4 assists and 3 steals of his own, while Tyler Rawson added 9 points along with 7 rebounds. Bibbins leads Utah in scoring and assists with an average of 14 points and 5 assists per game while Lawson is the Utes’ top rebounder by averaging 6.8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Utah is scoring 74.1 points per game on 45.6% shooting from the field, 36.3% from behind the arc and 76.1% from the foul line this season.
Colorado is 18-38-1 ATS in their last 57 road games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a win while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Utah is 7-3-1 ATS in their 11 games overall and 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 home games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 conference matchups. Colorado is 3-10 ATS in the last 13 games between these two teams and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in Utah.
I wouldn’t be surprised if going against the Buffaloes burned me again here like it did against UCLA, but the Utes are the better team here and are the team with more at stake in this one, so give me the Utes and lay the points here.