Utah at Colorado College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/2/2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
Coors Events Center
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The Utah Utes head to Coors Events Center to take on the Colorado Buffaloes on Friday, February 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado as 1 point favorites.
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Utah comes into this game with an overall record of 13-8. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 75.2 points per game while giving up 71.0 per contest. Colorado has an overall record of 12-10. They are averaging 73.5 points per game and surrendering 73.8, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 10-7 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 8-11 against the over/under this year
Important Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 10-11 against the spread this season
The Colorado Buffaloes are 11-11 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Justin Bibbins averages 13.9 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 85%. David Collette averages 12.6 points per contest in 22.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
George King scores 14.3 points per contest while playing 28.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 8.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. McKinley Wright IV averages 14.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 75.2 points per contest this year, which is 141st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 149th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 109th in Division 1. They average 34.5 boards per contest and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 239th and 68th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 249th with 12.4 per game. The Utes allow 71.0 points per contest, which is 144th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 125th and 135th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 193rd, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 58th place in college basketball. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 79th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado is 195th in the country with 73.5 points per contest this season. They are 170th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 177th in Division 1. They are 71st in the country in rebounding with 38.1 boards per contest and 225th in assists per game with 13.0. The Buffaloes are 83rd in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Buffaloes give up 73.8 points per game, which ranks them 226th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 112th and 175th in those defensive statistics. They rank 82nd with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 155th with 34.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Buffaloes are 25th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.2 per contest this year.
The Utes are 103rd in the nation in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 102 is ranked 191st. In terms of pace they are 226th in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 80th. As a team they are 57th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 26th in Division 1. Utah is 200th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 117th in the nation.
Colorado is 79th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 125th in Division 1. The Buffaloes are 206th in the nation in defensive rating with 102.8, and their offensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 221st. They are 146th in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 184th. As a unit they are 183rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 185th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah/Colorado college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +1
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