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NCAAB Betting: Utah vs Colorado

The college basketball schedule Friday leaves a lot to be desired, but the Pac-12 features a matchup between the 11-4 Utah Utes and the 12-3 Colorado Buffaloes. Utah has gotten the better of Colorado in recent memory, as the Utes are 7-1 SU and ATS in their last eight games against the Buffaloes.

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  • Utah is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games.
  • The UNDER is 9-3 in the last 12 games between Utah and Colorado.
  • Utah has won their two games against Colorado last season by 26.5 points per game.

Utah opened their conference play dropping back-to-back games to Stanford and Cal. The Utes offense was anaemic in those two affairs as they averaged 63 points compared to 81.9 on the season as a whole. Sophomore Jacob Poeltl is one of the best players in the nation this season as he has averaged 17.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game while registering eight double-doubles on the season.

Colorado started Pac-12 play with a 1-1 record thanks to a one point victory over Stanford in their past games. The Buffaloes have their own offensive machine this season with senior Josh Scott averaging 17.9 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Colorado sat as -1-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Utah Utes vs Colorado Buffaloes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Buffaloes sit at 12-3 (8-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Utah Utes are currently 11-4 (5-8-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Colorado is 7-5 OU, and Utah is 10-4 OU.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 28 (Colorado) and the No. 136 (Utah) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Utah Utes rank No. 38 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 40.53 per game. That compares with Colorado’s No. 6 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Colorado is college basketball's No. 60-ranked team at 8.33 per game, while the Utah Utes rate No. 103 with 7.47 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Utah got 19 points from Jakob Poeltl but lost anyway, 71-58, to California on Sunday at Haas Pavilion.

The Buffaloes got 14 points from Josh Scott as Colorado ran past Stanford 56-55 on Sunday at Maples Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Utah is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • Utah is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Utah is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games on the road
  • Colorado is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
  • Colorado is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Colorado is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Utah
  • Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Utah

Next Betting Matchups

Utah home to Oregon, Thursday, January 14th
Colorado at Oregon State, Wednesday, January 13th

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