Colorado vs. Utah Prediction: Spread, Total Points, Moneyline Picks – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The Colorado Buffaloes (15-15, 7-12 Pac-12) will look to halt a three-game losing streak when they host the Utah Utes (17-13, 10-9 Pac-12) at 5:30 PM ET on Saturday, March 4, 2023 as 4-point favorites. The Utes have lost four games in a row. The matchup’s point total is set at 134.5.
Colorado vs. Utah Odds
- Colorado odds to win: -199
- Utah odds to win: +167
- Spread: Colorado (-4)
- Total: 134.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 5:30 PM ET
- TV: Pac-12 Network
- Where: Boulder, Colorado
- Venue: CU Events Center
Who Will Win Colorado vs. Utah?
Colorado and Utah Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Colorado has a 5-11 record against the spread this season when favored by 4 points or more.
When it has played as at least a 4-point underdog this season, Utah is 2-4-1 against the spread.
The two teams average a combined 4.7 more points per game, 139.2, than this matchup’s total of 134.5 points.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.6 fewer points per game (129.9) than this game’s over/under of 134.5 points.
Colorado’s average point total in matchups this year is 136.5, two points higher than the over/under in this game.
The average over/under in Utes games this season is two fewer points than the point total of 134.5 for this outing.
The Buffaloes have gone 13-17-0 ATS this season.
The Utes have a 14-15-1 record against the spread this year.
Colorado Stats & Insights
Colorado averages 70 points per game (216th in college basketball) while giving up 66.5 per contest (75th in college basketball). It has a +104 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 3.5 points per game.
Colorado wins the rebound battle by an average of 2.9 boards. It is grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game (76th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 30.7 per contest.
The Buffaloes connect on 6.4 three-pointers per game (286th in college basketball) at a 31.4% rate (326th in college basketball), compared to the 6.1 their opponents make while shooting 32.2% from beyond the arc.
Colorado ranks 277th in college basketball with 89.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and 42nd in college basketball defensively with 85.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.
The Buffaloes are averaging 72.1 points per game at home. On the road, they are averaging 65.4 points per contest.
Utah Stats & Insights
Utah’s +174 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 5.8 points per game) is a result of putting up 69.2 points per game (246th in college basketball) while giving up 63.4 per contest (29th in college basketball).
Utah ranks 17th in college basketball at 35.9 rebounds per game. That’s 5.2 more than the 30.7 its opponents average.
Utah knocks down 7.2 three-pointers per game (203rd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 6.4. It shoots 33.6% from deep, and its opponents shoot 29.9%.
Utah averages 91.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (249th in college basketball), and gives up 83.5 points per 100 possessions (18th in college basketball).
In 2022-23 the Utes are scoring 14.4 more points per game at home (75.1) than away (60.7).
Colorado Key Players to Watch
Tristan da Silva leads the Buffaloes in scoring, tallying 16 points per game to go with five rebounds and 1.2 assists.
Colorado’s leading rebounder is J’Vonne Hadley averaging 5.9 boards per game and its best passer is KJ Simpson and his 3.8 assists per game.
da Silva leads the Buffaloes in three-point shooting, making an average of 1.5 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Simpson and Lawson Lovering lead Colorado on the defensive end, with Simpson leading the team in steals averaging 1.5 per game and Lovering in blocks averaging 0.9 per contest.
Utah Key Players to Watch
The Utes’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Branden Carlson with 16 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
Rollie Worster records more assists than any other Utah teammate with 5.1 per game. He also scores 8.8 points and pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game.
Gabe Madsen is dependable from deep and leads the Utes with 2.4 made threes per game.
Utah’s leader in steals is Lazar Stefanovic with 1.1 per game, and its leader in blocks is Carlson with two per game.
Colorado vs. Utah Prediction
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- Pick OU:
Colorado 68, Utah 66
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