Utah at Colorado College Basketball Picks and Tips 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
CU Events Center
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The Utah Utes travel to CU Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado as 5 point favorites.
Utah comes into this game with an overall record of 15-12. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 76.0 points per game while giving up 74.8 per contest. Colorado has an overall record of 16-11. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 68.7, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 13-14-0 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 17-9-1 against the over/under
Important Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 13-14-0 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 10-17-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Utes Injuries
03/01/19 F Timmy Allen Back is questionable Saturday vs Colorado
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
10/18/18 F Dallas Walton ACL is out for season
01/26/19 G Namon Wright Foot is out for season
01/16/19 G Deleon Brown Academics is out for season
Timmy Allen averages 11.8 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Sedrick Barefield comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 1.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Tyler Bey averages 12.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 77%. McKinley Wright IV averages 13.2 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 5.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Utes allow 74.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 258th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 276th and 264th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 51st, and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 161st place in the NCAA. They force 10.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the nation. Utah averages 76.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 97th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 61st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 36th in D-1. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 182nd and 102nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 115th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buffaloes surrender 68.7 points per contest, which ranks them 108th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 166th and 81st in those defensive statistics. They rank 39th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 31.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buffaloes are 127th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Colorado is 134th in the country with 74.3 points per game this year. They are 99th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 287th in the nation. They are 102nd in the country in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 196th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Buffaloes are 116th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Utes are 43rd in the nation in offensive rating with 111.1. In terms of pace they are 251st in the country with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 22nd. As a team they are 23rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 21st in Division 1. Utah is 88th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
Colorado is 120th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 105.9, which is ranked 131st. They are 148th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 155th. As a unit they are 118th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 258th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah/Colorado college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado -5
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