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Colorado vs Utah Basketball Picks 2-24-24

Utah Runnin' Utes (16-10) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (17-9)
February 24, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -5.5; Over/Under: +151.5
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The Utah Utes will play the Colorado Buffaloes in a PAC-12 game on Saturday night at the CU Events Center in Boulder, Colorado. Utah has lost three of their last four games, while Colorado has lost two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Utah vs Colorado prediction.

Utah Preview

The Utah Utes are 16-10 (7-8) this season after they defeated UCLA by a score of 70-69 in their last game. Utah trailed 36-34 at halftime, but they were able to score at the buzzer to get the win. The Utes shot 42.1% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the game. Utah had lost their previous three games against USC, Arizona State, and Arizona. The Utes are scoring 78.3 points per game with 39.5 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game, while allowing 72.8 points against per game this year. Branden Carlson is averaging 16.9 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game, and 1.9 assists per game. Utah is shooting 46.5% from the field, 64.9% on free throws, and 35.7% on three pointers this season. 

Colorado Preview

The Colorado Buffaloes are 17-9 (8-7) this year after they defeated USC in double overtime by a score of 92-89 in their last game. Colorado trailed 39-33 at halftime, but they scored 40 second half points to force overtime and were able to get the win. The Buffaloes shot 52.5% from the field and were +25 in rebounding margin in the game. Colorado lost to UCLA by a score of 64-60 and Arizona by a score of 99-79 in the two games prior to USC. The Buffaloes are scoring 80.3 points per game with 37.6 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game, while giving up 72.7 points against per game this season. KJ Simpson is averaging 19.2 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 4.7 assists per game. Colorado is shooting 49.4% from the field, 78.6% on free throws, and 39% on three pointers this year. 

Utah vs Colorado Betting Prediction

These two teams come into this matchup with only one game separating them in the standings and both are trying to work their way into the tournament discussion. Colorado was barely able to get by USC in their last game and they lost to Utah by a score of 73-68 on February 3rd. Utah has lost three of their last four games and they are 1-6 in their last seven road games. Colorado is the better shooting team and plays their best basketball at home, and I think we see them pick up a huge win here. Take the Buffaloes. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Colorado -5.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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