Thursday, February 23, 2017
Coors Events Center
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The Utah Utes head to Coors Events Center to take on the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Utes come into this game with an overall record of 17-10 and a road record of 4-6. They are 12-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-11. The Buffaloes have an overall record of 16-12 and a home record of 11-3. They have an over/under record of 11-16 and they are 9-17 against the spread.
Kyle Kuzma comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Utes. He pulls down 10.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 64%. Lorenzo Bonam averages 12.3 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Derrick White averages 16.8 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year for the Buffaloes. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Xavier Johnson averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Utah averages 78.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 52nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 138th in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game which ranks them 73rd and 74th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 235th with 13.8 per game. The Utes allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 114th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 144th and 247th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 94th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 259th in Division 1.
Colorado averages 75.4 points per game this year which ranks them 112th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 131st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 166th in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest which ranks them 55th and 133rd respectively. In the turnover department the Buffaloes rank 128th with 12.7 per game. The Buffaloes allow 72.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 162nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 104th and 197th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 125th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 90th place in the nation. The Buffaloes force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 243rd in college basketball.
The Utes average 74.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.7 per contest. The Utes have an offensive rating of 111 and they assist on 50.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.8%. The Utes give up 71.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buffaloes score 77 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.5 points per game. The Buffaloes have a rating on offense of 107.7 and 53% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Colorado turns it over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.3%. The Buffaloes give up 67.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 12-12 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 13-11 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 9-17 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 11-16 against the over/under
Utah Utes Injuries
02/18/17 G Tim Coleman Personal expected to transfer
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/09/16 G Namon Wright Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +2.5
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