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Colorado vs Utah Basketball Picks 3-14-24

Utah Runnin' Utes (19-13) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (22-9)
March 14, 2024 11:30 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -3.5; Over/Under: -
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The Utah Utes and the Colorado Buffaloes meet Thursday in the college basketball Pac-12 Tournament Quarterfinals at the T-Mobile Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Utah vs. Colorado prediction.

Utah Utes Team Preview

The Utah Utes come into this one fresh off of a win over Arizona State in the last round by a final score of 90-57. Branden Carlson leads the Utes In scoring with 17.5 PPG and 6.9 RPG while Gabe Madsen has 13.3 PPG with 3.9 RPG this season. Rollie Worster has 10 PPG with 4.9 RPG and 5.9 APG while Deivon Smith has 12.6 PPG with 5.7 RPG and 6.6 APG, capping off the trio of double-digit scorers for the Utes up to this point in the season. As a team, Utah is averaging 78.3 PPG on 46.6% shooting from the field, 35.8% from three and 65% from the foul line this season.

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Colorado Buffaloes Team Preview

The Colorado Buffaloes come into the conference tournament as the 3-seed, finishing the year 22-9 overall including a 13-7 mark in Pac-12 conference play. KJ Simpson leads the Buffaloes in scoring and assists with 19.6 PPG and 4.9 APG along with 5.5 RPG while Tristan da Silva has 16.2 PPG with 5.4 RPG this season. Cody Williams has 13.7 PPG with 3.3 RPG and J’Vonne Hadley has 12.3 PPG with 6.2 RPG and 2.3 APG. Eddie Lampkin Jr. has 10.1 PPG and a team-high 7.1 RPG to lead the Buffaloes on the glass and to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Colorado so far this season. As a team, Colorado is averaging 80.6 PPG on 49.9% shooting from the field, 40% from three and 77.7% from the foul line this season.

Utah vs. Colorado Prediction

I’m on Colorado here. Sure, Utah walloped Arizona State last time out, but the Utes are still a team I have concerns about in regards to their play away from home. Colorado was on a roll to close out the year with 6 straight wins, and momentum like that has a funny way of carrying over. I think Colorado finds a way to get it done here, so I’ll back the Buffs in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Colorado -3.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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