Colorado Buffaloes vs Utah Utes Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
Jon M. Huntsman Center is the location where the Utah Utes (16-9) will try to defeat the Colorado Buffaloes (14-11) on Saturday.
The Colorado Buffaloes took the court against Stanford and earned the victory with a final of 84-62 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Buffaloes ended up with 13 and Stanford recorded 17 personal fouls. They also buried 5 out of their 23 attempts from beyond the arc. Stanford finished the contest at 60.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of 15 tries. Additionally, Stanford grabbed 17 rebounds (5 offensive, 12 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Stanford totaled 16 assists and had 4 steals for the game. When talking about defense, Colorado allowed 42.1% from the field on 24 of 57 shooting. They also doled out 14 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they collected 33 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Buffaloes made 17 of their 18 tries for a percentage of 94.4%. Colorado wrapped up the game with a 52.7% FG percentage (29 out of 55) and made 9 of 19 shots from beyond the arc.
Tristan Da Silva is a guy who was important in this contest. He finished 64.3% from the floor and dished out 1 assist. He saw the court for 28 mins and grabbed 4 rebounds. He ended up with 25 points on 9 out of 14 shooting.
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Colorado heads into this one with a record of 14-11 for the campaign. They are averaging 71.2 pts per contest (186th in Division 1) while hitting 44.2% from the field. The Buffaloes are shooting 32.1% on shots from 3-point land (159 of 495) and 68.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Colorado is pulling down 37.8 rebounds per game and has tallied 324 dimes for the year, which ranks 160th in college hoops in terms of passing. They are turning it over 14.0 times per game and as a group they are committing 16.5 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Buffaloes have forced 14.8 turnovers every game while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are ranked 56th in college hoops in giving up assists with 261 relinquished for the campaign. The Buffaloes defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 41.7% (584 of 1,402) and they surrender 32.9 rebounds per game as a team. They are surrendering 32.5% from beyond the arc and they rank 65th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (65.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Utah Utes walked away with a victory by a final of 61-46 when they played California. In reference to rebounds, Utah allowed California to get 31 overall (6 on the offensive side). They shot 23.5% from behind the 3-point line by going 4 of 17 and ended up shooting 4 of 8 at the charity stripe (50.0%). The Utes allowed California to convert 19 out of their 56 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 33.9% in this matchup. Overall, the Utes finished 21 for 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.8%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Utah buried 10 out of 31 tries (32.3%). They were able to make 9 of the free throws for a clip of 90.0%. California had 11 personal fouls for the game which took the Utes to the charity stripe for a total of 10 tries. They also turned the ball over 7 times, while earning 4 steals in the game. The Utes were able to pull down 28 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 37 for the contest.
Lazar Stefanovic was important for the Utes for the matchup. He made 5 of 12 in this game for a rate of 41.7%, and totaled 2 rebounds. He scored 15 points in his 39 mins on the court and added 6 assists for the matchup.
Utah has a win-loss mark of 16-9 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Utes are shooting 44.1% from the field, which ranks 214th in college basketball. Utah has 1,761 points on the season (70.4 per game) and they pull down 39.3 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.9 times per game (69th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 12.0 times per contest. The Utes are responsible for committing 15.2 fouls per contest and they connect on 71.6% from the charity stripe.
The Utah defense allows 28.4% on 3-pointers (156 of 550) and their opposition makes 65.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 11.9 assists and 35.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 124th and 248th in college hoops. The Utes defensively are ranked 18th in D-1 in PPG given up with 61.8. They are forcing 10.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 38.0% from the field (6th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah
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