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Utah vs. Colorado - 1/20/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado at Utah
Date & Time Sunday January 20, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Jon M. Huntsman Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
The Line
The Line: Utah -3 -- Over/Under: 146
TV Channel
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The Colorado Buffaloes and Utah Utes meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.

The Colorado Buffaloes could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 77.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting. McKinley Wright IV is averaging 12.9 points and 5.3 assists while Tyler Bey is averaging 12 points and 9.1 rebounds. Lucas Siewert is the third double-digit scorer and D'Shawn Schwartz is grabbing four rebounds. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The Colorado Buffaloes have lost four of their last six road games.

The Utah Utes look for a spark of consistency to get a game above a .500 record. The Utah Utes are averaging 75 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Sedrick Barefield is averaging 15.4 points and 3.8 assists while Donnie Tillman is averaging 11.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Timmy Allen is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and Both Gach is dishing 2.1 assists. The Utah Utes are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Utes are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Utah Utes have won six of their last eight home games.

The Buffaloes are 24-11-1 ATS in their last 36 Sunday games, 20-45-1 ATS in their last 66 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Utes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Pacific-12. The Buffaloes are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Utah and 3-11 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Utes last 5 overall. The under is 9-1 in Buffaloes last 10 overall.

The Utah Utes have won eight of the last nine meetings against the Colorado Buffaloes and have covered eight of the last 11 meetings. Colorado has some issues scoring the basketball as of late and is shooting just 40.1 percent from the field on the road this season. Despite inconsistent play throughout, the Utah Utes are winning by an average of 10.5 points while shooting 47.6 percent from the field at home. Given the history between these clubs and the way Utah plays in Salt Lake, I'll lay the bucket with the Utes.

Utah -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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