Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Buffaloes and Runnin' Utes. The game is starting at 5:00 ET on PACN, and it's hosted by the Runnin' Utes at Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Pac-12 conference game currently have Utah as the -2 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 151.5 points.

COLORADO BUFFALOES VS UTAH RUNNIN' UTES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Utah Runnin' Utes -2

This game will be played at Jon M. Huntsman Center at 5:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE UTAH RUNNIN' UTES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Runnin' Utes.
  • Not only will Utah pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will Colorado Be The Talk of Jon M. Huntsman Center?

Colorado comes into this game as a 2-point underdog and is 1-3 this season when considered the underdog. They are 15-6 overall and 6-4 in Pac-12 games. On the road, the Buffaloes are just 2-6 this season.

The Buffaloes are coming off a 78-69 loss to Washington State and are 1-2 in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games away from home, Colorado is 3-7. For the season, they are being outscored by an average of 6.5 points per game on the road.

As the underdog this season, Colorado has gone just 1-3 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Buffaloes are 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is only 1-7 this year and they are just 2-8 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Colorado's over/under record this season is 13-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 152.4 points. Today's over/under line of 151.5 is similar to their season average OU line of 149.1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 157 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 6-4.

In contrast to their season average of 81.3 points per game, the Colorado had a below average performance. They scored 69 points against Washington State and had a field goal percentage of 38.6%. KJ Simpson is leading the team in scoring at 19.2 points per contest. Tristan Da Silva has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 15.6 going into the game.

Colorado's defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.1 points per game. The Colorado defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed Washington State to connect on 6 threes.

Will Utah Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Utah will look to get back on track after a loss to Washington in their last game. They are 14-7 overall and 5-5 in Pac-12 play. At home, the Runnin' Utes are 12-2 this season, and they have won their last 10 games at home. Their average scoring margin at home is +15.9 points per game.

For the season, Utah has been favored in 15 of their 21 games, going 12-3 in those contests. So far, they have gone 9-2 in non-conference games compared to 5-5 in Pac-12 play.

Utah's ATS record this season is 10-11, including an 8-6 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Runnin' Utes are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Utah games is 9-10-2 and today's line of 151.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (146.5). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 154 points.

In contrast to their season average of 78.7 points per game, the Utah had a below average performance. They scored 73 points against Washington and had a field goal percentage of 46.8%. The team's top scorer is Branden Carlson, who enters today's matchup with an average of 16.6, while Gabe Madsen also carries a PPG average of 12.6 into the game.

The Runnin' Utes' defense is presently ranked 152nd nationally, allowing an average of 71.4 points per contest. Utah's three-point defense is currently 204th in the country at 8.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.2% of their shots vs. Utah.