Colorado vs Utah Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 3/7/2020
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utah +2.5
The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Jon M. Huntsman Center to play the Utah Utes on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado as 2.5 point favorites.
Colorado heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-9. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 70.9 points per contest while giving up 63.4 per game. Utah has an overall mark of 15-14. They are averaging 70.9 points per contest and giving up 70.2, which is a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 12-17-1 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 16-13-1 against the over/under
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 14-15-0 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 14-15-0 against the over/under
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah Utes Injuries
03/04/20 G Rylan Jones Concussion injured last game, is doubtful Saturday vs Colorado
McKinley Wright IV comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Tyler Bey averages 13.6 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 9.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Timmy Allen averages 17.7 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Both Gach averages 10.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado averages 70.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 182nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 174th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 49th in the nation. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 95th and 152nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 152nd with 13.4 per game. The Buffaloes allow 63.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 80th and 222nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 43rd place in Division 1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 171st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 185th in the country with 70.9 points per game this year. They are 115th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 204th in the nation. They are 148th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game, and 103rd in assists per contest with 14.0. The Utes are 140th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Utes surrender 70.2 points per contest, which ranks them 201st in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 229th and 304th in those defensive statistics. They rank 220th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest and 111th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Utes are 97th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Buffaloes are 128th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.9. In terms of pace they are 245th in the country with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 133rd. As a team they are 109th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 151st in Division 1. Colorado is 126th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
Utah is 108th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Utes have an offensive rating of 103.1, which is ranked 147th. They are 251st in D-1 in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 121st. As a unit they are 95th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 156th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Colorado/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah +2.5
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