Sunday, January 1, 2017
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Jon M. Huntsman Center to play the Utah Utes on Sunday, January 1, 2017.
The Buffaloes come into this game with an overall record of 10-3 and a road record of 2-1. They are 4-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-10. The Utes have an overall record of 9-3 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 6-4 and they are 4-6 against the spread.
Derrick White comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Buffaloes. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Xavier Johnson averages 14.5 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Colorado. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Kyle Kuzma averages 14.4 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year for the Utes. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Lorenzo Bonam averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Colorado averages 74.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 123rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 161st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 187th in the country. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 164th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 99th with 12.7 per game. The Buffaloes allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 66th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 188th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 307th in Division 1.
Utah averages 80.4 points per game this year which ranks them 44th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 210th in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest which ranks them 75th and 79th respectively. In the turnover department the Utes rank 310th with 15.6 per game. The Utes allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 109th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 105th and 318th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 45th place in the nation. The Utes force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 190th in college basketball.
The Buffaloes average 74.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.3 per contest. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 106.7 and they assist on 53.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Colorado turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.5%. The Buffaloes give up 70.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Utes score 84.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.5 points per game. The Utes have a rating on offense of 112 and 52.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Utah turns it over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.3%. The Utes give up 68.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 4-8 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 2-10 against the over/under
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 4-6 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 6-4 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
12/21/16 G Dominique Collier Foot is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. E. Washington
11/09/16 G Namon Wright Foot out indefinitely
Utah Utes Injuries
12/25/16 F Kyle Kuzma Ankle "?"
12/16/16 G Tim Coleman Personal expected to transfer
Tony's Pick: Take Utah
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