Utah vs. Colorado - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Colorado Buffaloes (21-9) at Utah Runnin' Utes (15-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 2:30 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Runnin' Utes +2.5 -- Over/Under: 136.5
The Colorado Buffaloes and Utah Utes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
The Colorado Buffaloes need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 71.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 63.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting. McKinley Wright IV is averaging 14 points and 5.4 rebounds while Tyler Bey is averaging 13.5 points and 1.5 assists. D'Shawn Schwartz is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Battey is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Colorado Buffaloes have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Utah Utes need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Utah Utes are averaging 72.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Timmy Allen is averaging 21 points and 2.8 assists while Both Gach is averaging 11.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. Rylan Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Riley Battin is dishing 1.7 assists. The Utah Utes are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Utes are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Utah Utes have won five of their last six home games.
The favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Colorado Buffaloes have cooled off a lot during this three-game losing streak and them being 4-6 against the spread on the road doesn't make them an attractive option here. The Utah Utes have struggles of their own, but they're also winning at home by an average of 14.3 points while shooting 49.1 percent from the field. The Utah Utes are also 9-4 against the spread at home this season. Throw in senior night, and I want the free bucket with Utah on its home court.