Betting on today’s Runnin’ Utes and Buffaloes game? Catch the action at CU Events Center in Boulder, CO, as the Buffaloes hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on PACN. The odds for this Pac-12 conference game currently have Colorado as the -6.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 152 points.

UTAH RUNNIN’ UTES VS COLORADO BUFFALOES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Utah Runnin’ Utes +6.5

This game will be played at CU Events Center at 9:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE UTAH RUNNIN’ UTES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Buffaloes.
  • Even though we have Colorado winning straight-up, we like Utah at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Runnin’ Utes Win on the Road?

Utah will be looking to improve upon their 3-6 record on the road this season. They come into this game with a record of 16-10 overall and 7-8 in Pac-12 play. The Runnin’ Utes have gone 9-2 in non-conference games this season.

Utah’s average scoring margin on the road this season is -8.1 points per game, while they are +12.6 points per game at home. They come into this game having won their last game, a 70-69 victory over UCLA.

Utah’s overall ATS record this season is 12-14, but they have struggled on the road, going just 3-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Utes are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Utah’s over/under record this season sits at 12-12-2. On average, their games have finished with 4.3 more points than the over/under line. So far, 15 of their games have had fewer points than today’s line of 152. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 144 points compared to an average over/under line of 146.8 this season.

Compared to their season average of 78.3 points per game, Utah struggled in their previous game. Against UCLA, the Runnin’ Utes scored 70 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 42.1%. The top scorer for the Runnin’ Utes was Branden Carlson with 17 points, while Deivon Smith also added 17 to the scoreboard.

On the defensive side, Utah is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.8 points per game. So far, the Utah defense is giving up an average of 9.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.5 times per game (559th).

Do the Buffaloes Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

Colorado enters this game as a 6.5-point favorite, and they have been the favorite in 20 of their 26 games this season, going 15-5 in those contests. The Buffaloes are 14-1 at home this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +17.1 points per game in those games.

Over their last ten games at home, Colorado is 9-1, and they are coming off a 64-60 loss to UCLA. They are 17-9 overall this season, and they have gone 7-7 in Pac-12 play.

As the favorite this season, Colorado has a 9-10-1 record against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Buffaloes have gone 4-6 vs. the spread. At home this year, Colorado is 9-5-1 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Colorado games is 15-10. Today’s over/under line of 152 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (149.1). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and over their last 10 games, their over/under record is 7-3. The average scoring total in their games this season is 151.8 and over their last three games, the average scoring total is 161 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Colorado offense tallied 60 points in a matchup against UCLA. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52.2%, and they made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is KJ Simpson, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 19.2, while Tristan Da Silva also maintains a PPG average of 15.6 leading up to the game.

At present, the Buffaloes’ defense is nationally ranked 186th, allowing 72.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. UCLA, the Bruins finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 64 points vs. Colorado.