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Feb 2, 2:30 PM | Huntsman Center

Colorado Buffaloes vs Utah Utes Odds


Colorado pays a visit to Utah on Saturday, hoping to send the Utes to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Huntsman Center.

This season, the Utes are 9-11 overall and 11-7 ATS ATS, while the Buffaloes are 14-6 and 11-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Utah boasts a 7-7 on the OU, and Colorado is 7-8.

View Colorado vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Utah in this one found them as 5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 32-rated Colorado taking on the No. 67-rated Utes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-70 win for the Buffaloes on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Utah has the nation's No. 232-rated offensive output, at 65.4 PPG. The visiting Buffaloes defense ranks No. 160 allowing on average 65.4 PPG. The Utes FG% has averaged 45.3% so far, less than the Buffaloes marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Colorado owns the country's No. 118-rated mark, allowing 67.1 points per game on the highway. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 255 in scoring at home.

Colorado won its last outing, an 81-71 result against California on January 27. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. The Buffaloes grabbed an 81-71 win over the Golden Bears on Sunday, behind a 20-point effort from Askia Booker at Coors Events Center.

Utah was an 87-56 loser in their most recent outing at home against Stanford. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Utah was run off the court by the Cardinal on Sunday as Stanford routed them 87-56 at Huntsman Center.

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oregon are 3-1
After playing California are 5-3
After a win are 6-4

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oregon State are 3-1
After playing Stanford are 0-3
After a loss are 5-5

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 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
Utah is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Utah is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Colorado at Oregon, Thursday, February 7
Utah at Oregon State, Wednesday, February 6