Colorado Buffaloes vs. Utah Utes 1/30/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 30, 2021

The Colorado Buffaloes (13-4) are favored (by 8.5 points) to continue a six-game home win streak when they host the Utah Utes (6-7) on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 2:30 PM ET. The matchup’s over/under is set at 137.

Betting Information

Colorado vs Utah Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Colorado -8.5 -110 -110 137 -114 -108 -435 331

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Computer picks for Colorado vs Utah
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Colorado (-8.5) Over (137) Colorado 75 Utah 63

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Total Facts

  • In 52.9% of their games this season (nine of 17 chances), the Buffaloes and their opponents have recorded more than this matchup’s over/under of 137 points.
  • Utah has played in seven games this season (out of 13 total matchups — 53.8% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 137 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 8.3 more points per game (145.3) than this game’s over/under of 137 points.
  • The Buffaloes and the Utes have seen their opponents average a combined 7.2 fewer points per game than the point total of 137 set for this game.
  • The Buffaloes average point total in matchups this season is 138.5, 1.5 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average over/under in Utes games this year is 0.5 fewer points than the point total of 137 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Buffaloes score 75.5 points per game, 8.8 more points than the 66.7 the Utes give up.
  • Colorado has a 12-2 record overall and a 10-0-1 record against the spread when scoring more than 66.7 points.
  • Utah has a 0-3 record against the spread and a 0-3 record overall when giving up more than 75.5 points.
  • The Utes put up 6.7 more points per game (69.8) than the Buffaloes give up (63.1).
  • Utah is 5-0 against the spread and 6-4 overall when it scores more than 63.1 points.
  • Colorado’s record is 1-2 overall and 1-2 against the spread when it gives up more than 69.8 points to its opponents.
  • The Buffaloes have scored a total of 211 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 12.4 per game), and the Utes have out-scored opponents by 41 points on the season (3.1 more per game).

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Colorado Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Colorado has been strong this season, posting an 11-5-1 record.
  • The Buffaloes fare well when favored by at least 8.5 points, posting a 6-2-1 record against the spread.
  • Colorado has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 7 times in 17 contests (41.2%).

Utah Betting Information

  • Utah has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its games, going 5-8 ATS.
  • The Utes have not fared well as an 8.5-point underdog, going 1-3 against the spread when they are at least 8.5-point underdogs.
  • Utah and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this season — 8 of 13 (61.5%).

Head to Head

Colorado vs Utah (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/11/2021 Colorado -3 138 -157 +130 Regular Season 65-58 COL
3/7/2020 Colorado -3 136.5 -161 +131 Regular Season 74-72 UTAH
1/12/2020 Colorado -8.5 138.5 -430 +323 Regular Season 91-52 COL
3/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-63 COL
1/20/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-69 UTAH

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Colorado Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Buffaloes is McKinley Wright IV, who scores 14.8 points and distributes 5.9 assists per game.
  • Colorado’s best rebounder is Evan Battey, who averages 5.5 boards per game in addition to his 11.1 PPG average.
  • Jeriah Horne provides the most three-point shooting production for the Buffaloes. He knocks down 1.7 threes per game.
  • Eli Parquet is a standout on the defensive end for Colorado, leading the team in steals with 1.0 per game and blocks with 1.0 per contest.

Utah Leaders

  • The Utes’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Timmy Allen with 16.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
  • Utah’s assist leader is Rylan Jones with 4.3 per game. He also records 5.5 points per game and adds 2.1 rebounds per game.
  • Alfonso Plummer is the most prolific from distance for the Utes, hitting 2.2 threes per game.
  • Utah’s leader in steals is Jones with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Branden Carlson with 1.8 per game.
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