Utah vs Colorado Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/12/2020
Game: Utah Utes vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: Coors Events Center in Boulder, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado -10
The Utah Utes travel to Coors Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Sunday, January 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado as 10 point favorites.
Utah comes into this game with an overall record of 10-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.0 as they are averaging 78.3 points per game while giving up 69.3 per contest. Colorado has an overall record of 12-3. They are averaging 71.7 points per game and surrendering 61.9, good for a point differential of 9.8.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 8-6-0 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 6-8-1 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 9-6-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Both Gach averages 12.9 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Timmy Allen comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Tyler Bey averages 13.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 78%. McKinley Wright IV averages 13.4 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Utes allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 188th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 133rd and 131st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 113th, and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 219th place in the NCAA. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 33rd in the nation. Utah averages 78.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 43rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 33rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 97th in D-1. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 60th and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 219th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buffaloes surrender 61.9 points per contest, which ranks them 39th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 91st and 113th in those defensive statistics. They rank 59th with 10.7 assists allowed per contest, and 32nd with 31.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buffaloes are 260th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game. Colorado is 188th in the country with 71.7 points per game this year. They are 219th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 9.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 61st in the nation. They are 86th in the country in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game and 165th in assists per contest with 13.5. The Buffaloes are 94th in turnovers per game with 14.6.
The Utes are 33rd in the nation in offensive rating with 109.9. In terms of pace they are 160th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 30th. As a team they are 16th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 127th in Division 1. Utah is 209th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Colorado is 88th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 101.6, which is ranked 171st. They are 195th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 200th. As a unit they are 142nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 182nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah/Colorado college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado -10
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