Colorado vs Utah Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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Two sputtering squads meet when the Colorado Buffaloes (15-15, 7-12 Pac-12) host the Utah Utes (17-13, 10-9 Pac-12) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 5:30 PM ET. The Buffaloes will aim to halt a three-game losing streak against the Utes, losers of four straight.

Colorado is a small 4-point favorite against Utah when the Buffaloes take on the Utes on Saturday. A 134.5-point total is set for the game.

Colorado vs. Utah Odds

Point Spread for Colorado vs. Utah

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with oddsmakers listing Colorado as the favorite.

Colorado vs. Utah Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Colorado has -199 odds to pick up the win, while Utah is listed at +167 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 134.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 5:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Pac-12 Network
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado
  • Arena: CU Events Center

Colorado vs. Utah Betting Trends

Colorado has 13 wins against the spread in 30 games this season. The Buffaloes have come away with 11 wins in the 20 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Colorado’s games this year have gone over the point total 43.3% of the time (13 out of 30 games with a set point total).

In Utah’s 30 games this season, it has 14 wins against the spread. The Utes have put together a 3-8 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 27.3% of those games). Utah has hit the over 36.7% of the time this year (11 of 30 games with a set point total).

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Colorado vs. Utah Key Players to Watch


KJ Simpson leads the Buffaloes at 3.8 assists per contest, while also putting up 4.3 rebounds and 15.9 points. Tristan da Silva leads the Buffaloes with 16 points per game and 1.2 assists, while also posting 5 rebounds. J’Vonne Hadley leads the Buffaloes at 5.9 rebounds per contest, while also posting 1.3 assists and 8 points. Nique Clifford is putting up 6 points, 1.5 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.


Branden Carlson is No. 1 on the Utes in scoring (16 points per game) and rebounding (7.3), and puts up 1.5 assists. He also puts up 0.3 steals and 2 blocked shots. Rollie Worster is averaging a team-best 5.1 assists per contest. He’s also contributing 8.8 points and 5.2 rebounds, making 42.1% of his shots from the floor. Marco Anthony is averaging 10 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest, making 46.3% of his shots from the field. Lazar Stefanovic is posting 10.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest, making 37.5% of his shots from the field and 36% from beyond the arc, with 1.6 treys per contest.

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What you need to know about the Colorado Buffaloes

Colorado has put together an 8-11-0 conference record against the spread this season. Offensively, the Buffaloes are posting 70 points per game (216th-ranked in college basketball). They are surrendering 66.5 points per contest on defense (75th-ranked). So far this year, Colorado is grabbing 33.6 boards per game (76th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 30.7 rebounds per contest (158th-ranked).

When playing at home, the Buffaloes are posting 6.7 more points per game (72.1) than they are on the road (65.4). This season, Colorado is sinking 6.4 threes per game (286th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 31.4% (326th-ranked) from downtown. So far this season, the Buffaloes are ceding 6.1 treys per game (42nd-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 32.2% (81st-ranked) from three-point land.

The Buffaloes have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 4-6 overall over their last 10 contests. Three of Colorado’s past 10 contests have gone over the total. Colorado has been putting up 64 points per contest in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly lower than the 70 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. Colorado’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (65.2) is 1.3 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (66.5).

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What you need to know about the Utah Utes

Utah has put together a 9-9-1 record against the spread in conference games this year. The Utes score 69.2 points per game and give up 63.4, making them 246th in college basketball on offense and 29th defensively. Utah is the 17th-best team in college basketball in rebounds per game (35.9) and is ranked 158th in rebounds allowed (30.7).

The Utes are scoring more points at home (75.1 per game) than on the road (60.7). With 7.2 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 33.6% from downtown, Utah is 203rd and 219th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. Defensively, the Utes are 76th in the country in 3-pointers conceded per game at 6.4. They are 16th-best in 3-point percentage conceded at 29.9%.

The Utes have a 3-6-1 record against the spread while finishing 4-6 overall over their past 10 contests. Utah has hit the over in four of its last 10 outings. While Utah is scoring 69.2 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that over its last 10 games, producing 65.2 points per contest. The Utes have played worse defensively in their last 10 games, ceding 65.4 points per contest, 2.0 more points their than season average of 63.4.

Colorado vs. Utah Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Colorado, and we project that Utah will cover the spread (Colorado -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 134.5 points.

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How to bet Colorado vs. Utah

You can bet on Colorado vs. Utah at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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