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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Utes underdogs vs Buffaloes at Colorado

Utah UtesColorado Buffaloes
Feb 21, 10:00 PM | Coors Events Center

Utah Utes vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds

11-14TEAM RECORD17-8

Coors Events Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Colorado Buffaloes and the visiting Utah Utes in college hoops action on Thursday.

Colorado will face the 11-14 Utes, who own a 15-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Buffaloes are 7-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Utes are 10-9 favoring the OVER.

View Utah vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 35 (Buffaloes) and the No. 104 (Utes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 70-68 result in favor of the Buffaloes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Colorado's No. 55-rated squad against Utah's No. 166-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Colorado rates No. 262 in the country with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 207 nationally with 5.8 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Utah owns the country's No. 112-rated mark, allowing 66.9 points per game on the highway. Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 58 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 68-64 loser as they battled Arizona at home. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. Utah got 16 points from Jarred DuBois but lost anyway, 68-64, to Arizona on Sunday at Huntsman Center.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 63-62 result against Arizona State on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Buffaloes to a win (they lost 63-62 to Arizona State at Coors Events Center on Saturday).

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing California are 2-3
After playing Arizona are 5-2
After a loss are 4-6

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Stanford are 4-1
After playing Arizona State are 3-0
After a loss are 7-3

A few Utes at Buffaloes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games on the road
Utah is 2-22 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Utah
Colorado is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Utah

Next up:
Utah at California, Thursday, February 28
Colorado at Stanford, Wednesday, February 27