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Colorado Buffaloes vs Utah Utes Preview

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14-6February 01, 2014, 02:00 | Coors Events Center15-6

The Colorado Buffaloes will hit the floor running against the visiting Utah Utes Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Colorado will face the 14-6 Utes, who own a 13-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Buffaloes are 9-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Utes are 6-9 favoring the OVER.

View Utah Utes vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds and Stats.

The Buffaloes were listed as -2.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Buffaloes sit at No. 171 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Utes sit at No. 52 on the same chart.

Utah was a 65-56 loser in its last match on the road against Arizona. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs. Utah suffered a 65-56 loss against Arizona on Sunday, getting 19 points from Delon Wright in a losing effort at McKale Center.

Colorado was a 72-51 loser in its last match on the road against Arizona State. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Colorado was run off the court by the Sun Devils on Saturday as Arizona State routed them 72-51 at Wells Fargo Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Utes is ranked No. 81 in NCAA hoops at 36.95 per game. Contrast that with Colorado’s No. 34 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Colorado is the No. 205-ranked team in the country at 5.19 per game, while Utah rates No. 100 at 6.55 per game.

A few Utes at Buffaloes trends to consider:
Utah is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Utah is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Utah is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games
Colorado is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Colorado is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games

Next up:
Utah home to Washington, Thursday, February 6th
Colorado at Washington State, Wednesday, February 5th