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Colorado Buffaloes visit Utah Utes in NCAAB hoops battle

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Feb 18, 5:00 PM | Huntsman Center

Colorado Buffaloes vs Utah Utes Odds


Colorado travels to Utah on Saturday, hoping to boost its 17-8 record with a victory over the Utes.

The Utes currently sports a 5-20 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-14-1 ATS. The Buffaloes are 17-8 and 12-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Utes produce a 12-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Buffaloes have gone 9-12 against the number.

View Colorado vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Utes in this one, they're listed as 10.5-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 342-ranked Utes and the No. 38-rated Buffaloes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-51 win for the Buffaloes on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Utah's No. 336-ranked scoring average of 56.5 PPG, against a Buffaloes defense rated No. 65 and allowing 62.4 PPG. The Utes FG% has averaged 40.9% to date this season, less than the Buffaloes shooters have managed so far (45.3% per game).

Defensively, Colorado features the nation's No. 80-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 334 nationally in scoring at home.

Colorado was a 63-49 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona State. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 15 points leading the Buffaloes to a 63-49 victory over Arizona State at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday.

Utah was a 70-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona. They covered the 19-point spread as underdogs. The Utes got 15 points from Cedric Martin, but it was Arizona that prevailed in a 70-61 final on Saturday at McKale Center.

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Stanford are 2-1
After playing Arizona State are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing California are 1-2
After playing Arizona are 5-0
After a loss are 2-8

A few Buffaloes at Utes trends to consider:
Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games at home
Utah is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Colorado home to Stanford, Thursday, February 23
Utah home to California, Thursday, February 23