Colorado at Utah College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Jon M. Huntsman Center to play the Utah Utes on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 9 point favorites.
Colorado comes into this game with an overall record of 16-13. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 72.0 points per game while giving up 72.6 per contest. Utah has an overall mark of 18-10. They are averaging 74.1 points per contest and giving up 69.3, which is a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 13-15 against the spread this season
The Colorado Buffaloes are 13-16 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 14-10 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 10-16 against the over/under this year
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
12/02/17 F Tory Miller-Stewart Foot is out for season
11/05/17 F Evan Battey Academics is out for season
02/12/18 G Deleon Brown Hand is out indefinitely
Key Utah Utes Injuries
03/02/18 G Sedrick Barefield Ribs is "?" Saturday vs Colorado
George King averages 13 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. McKinley Wright IV averages 14.1 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
David Collette averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Justin Bibbins averages 14 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buffaloes allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 185th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 78th and 203rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 160th, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 49th place in the country. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in college basketball. Colorado averages 72.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 229th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 211th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 137th in D-1. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 79th and 234th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 55th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Utes surrender 69.3 points per contest, which ranks them 98th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 69th and 149th in those defensive statistics. They rank 53rd with 11.6 assists allowed per contest, and 178th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Utes are 104th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season. Utah is 174th in Division 1 with 74.1 points per game this year. They are 136th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 113th in the nation. They are 240th in college basketball in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game and 54th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Utes are 249th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Buffaloes are 237th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.2, and their defensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 190th. In terms of pace they are 181st in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 206th. As a team they are 187th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 175th in Division 1. Colorado is 57th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 92nd in the nation.
Utah is 186th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 83rd in Division 1. The Utes are 132nd in the nation in defensive rating with 100.9, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 114th. They are 247th in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 71st. As a unit they are 54th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Colorado/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -9
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