Friday, January 8, 2016
Coors Events Center
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The Utah Utes travel to Coors Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Friday, January 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 143.
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The Utes come into this game with an overall record of 11-4 and a road record of 0-3. They are 4-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-4. The Buffaloes have an overall record of 12-3 and a home record of 8-0. They have an over/under record of 7-5 and they are 8-4 against the spread.
Jakob Poeltl comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Utes. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 69% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Jordan Loveridge averages 12 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Josh Scott averages 17.9 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Buffaloes. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. George King averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Utah averages 79.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 51st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 158th in the country. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game which ranks them 50th and 51st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 115th with 12.4 per game. The Utes allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 148th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 63rd and 319th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 54th and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 34th place in the country. They force 9.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 347th in the Division 1.
Colorado averages 79 points per game this year which ranks them 59th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 128th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 30th in the nation. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 78th respectively. In the turnover department the Buffaloes rank 232nd with 13.6 per game. The Buffaloes allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 125th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 90th and 186th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the nation. The Buffaloes force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 328th in college basketball.
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 4-8 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 9-4 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 8-4 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 7-5 against the over/under
Utah Utes Injuries
12/16/15 G Brandon Miller Personal left the program
01/07/16 F Austin Montgomery Illness probable Friday vs. Colorado
01/07/16 G Kenneth Ogbe Hip "?" Friday vs. Colorado
01/07/16 F Kyle Kuzma Back "?" Friday vs. Colorado
01/07/16 C Makol Mawien Redshirt out for season
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/16/15 F Xavier Johnson Achilles out indefinitely
01/07/16 F Tory Miller Head "?" Friday vs. Utah U
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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