Colorado Buffaloes (8-3) at Utah Runnin' Utes (4-4)
College Basketball: Monday, January 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Runnin' Utes +3 -- Over/Under: 136 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes and Utah Utes meet Monday in college basketball action at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
The Colorado Buffaloes look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 75.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 62.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting. McKinley Wright IV is averaging 16 points and five rebounds while Jeriah Horne is averaging 11.3 points and 0.7 assists. Evan Battey is dishing 1.5 assists and Dallas Walton is grabbing three rebounds. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 85.6 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game.
The Utah Utes look for a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Utah Utes are averaging 69.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Timmy Allen is averaging 15.4 points and 5.6 rebounds while Alfonso Plummer is averaging 13.4 points and 3.3 rebounds. Mikael Jantunen is the third double-digit scorer and Pelle Larsson is dishing 2.5 assists. The Utah Utes are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Utes are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.4 rebounds per game.
The Buffaloes are 14-41 ATS in their last 55 road games. The Utes are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Buffaloes last 10 overall. The over is 10-3 in Utes last 13 overall. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Colorado Buffaloes have been horrible against the number on the road these last several seasons, but there's little doubt they're the better team here. The Utah Utes have issues stringing together buckets and have had an even tougher time playing up to their competition in the Pac-12. Colorado is one of the better and more consistent teams in this conference. I'll lay the bucket with the Buffaloes.