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College basketball point spread favors Utes in battle with Buffaloes

Colorado BuffaloesUtah Utes
20-8March 01, 2014, 02:00 | Jon M. Huntsman Center18-9

The visiting Colorado Buffaloes hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Jon M. Huntsman Center against the Utah Utes.

The Utes bring a 18-9 record (16-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 20-8 Buffaloes, who are 15-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Utah go 11-10-1 so far and the Buffaloes go 15-12.

View Colorado Buffaloes vs Utah Utes Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Utes installed as -7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 124 (Utes) and the No. 172 (Buffaloes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, Colorado was an 88-61 loser at home against Arizona. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Colorado was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Arizona and falling by an 88-61 score at Coors Events Center.

Utah won its last outing, an 86-63 result against Arizona State on February 23. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. Utah cruised to victory on Sunday, running Arizona State out of the gym and running up an 86-63 score at Jon M. Huntsman Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Buffaloes rank No. 32 in NCAA Division 1 with 38 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 86 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is college basketball's No. 99-ranked team at 6.56 per game, while the Buffaloes rate No. 191 with 5.29 per game.

A few Buffaloes at Utes trends to consider:
Colorado is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games
Colorado is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Utah is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
Utah is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games
Utah is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Colorado at Stanford, Wednesday, March 5th
Utah at California, Wednesday, March 5th