Utah vs. Colorado Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 26, 2022

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The No. 14 Utah Utes (8-3) face a Pac-12 matchup with the Colorado Buffaloes (1-10).

Utah vs. Colorado Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 29.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Utah as the favorites.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 52.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Utah vs. Colorado Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Pac-12 Network
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado
  • Stadium: Folsom Field

Betting Preview

Utah

Utah has been a tough matchup for opposing teams, ranking top-25 in both total offense (25th-best with 450.1 yards per game) and total defense (24th-best with 329.5 yards allowed per game) this year. Utah has been making things happen on both sides of the ball this year, as they rank 15th-best in scoring offense (37.3 points per game) and 23rd-best in scoring defense (20.0 points allowed per game). Utah ranks 52nd in pass offense (244.8 passing yards per game) and 51st in pass defense (213.8 passing yards allowed per game) this season. Utah has been shining on both sides of the ball in the running game, ranking 18th-best in rushing offense (205.3 rushing yards per game) and 23rd-best in rushing defense (115.7 rushing yards allowed per game). Utah ranks 26th in third-down defense this season (33.6% third-down conversion rate allowed), but has been playing really well on offense, ranking seventh-best in the FBS with a 50.7% third-down percentage. With 21 forced turnovers (15th in the FBS) against 14 turnovers committed (40th in the FBS), Utah’s +7 turnover margin is the 18th-best in college football.

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Colorado

This season has been tough for Colorado on both sides of the ball, as it is averaging just 290.0 total yards per game (sixth-worst) and surrendering 495.9 total yards per game (second-worst). Colorado has been outplayed on both sides of the ball this season, ranking fifth-worst in points (14.9 per game) and worst in points allowed (42.8 per game). Colorado has struggled on both sides of the ball in terms of passing this season, ranking 16th-worst in passing yards (177.5 per game) and 21st-worst in passing yards surrendered (263.4 per game). In terms of rushing, this season has been difficult for Colorado on both offense and defense, as it is putting up only 112.5 rushing yards per contest (20th-worst) and allowing 232.5 rushing yards per game (worst). Colorado has lots of room to get better on third down, as it ranks 21st-worst in third-down conversion percentage (33.6%) and are worst in third-down rate allowed (54.0%). With 10 forced turnovers (119th in the FBS) and 22 turnovers committed (118th in the FBS) this season, Colorado ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -12.

Utah vs. Colorado Betting Analysis

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Utah Betting Insights

Utah has covered the spread six times in 11 games with a set spread. In games they have played as 29.5-point favorites or more, Utah has a perfect ATS record of 1-0. Games involving Utah have hit the over five times this season. The Utes have been the moneyline favorite 10 total times this season. They’ve finished 7-3 in those games. The Utes have yet to play as a moneyline favorite of or shorter.

Buffaloes Betting Insights

Colorado has covered the spread in a game two times this season (2-9-0). Colorado has not covered the spread (0-3) when it is at least 29.5-point underdogs. Games involving Colorado have hit the over on eight occasions this season. The Buffaloes have entered the game as underdogs 10 times this season and won once. The Buffaloes are 1-7 this season when entering a game as the underdog by or more on the moneyline.

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Utah vs. Colorado Against The Spread & Betting Records

Utah

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.8 58.3 57.3
Implied Total AVG 36.3 40.0 31.8
ATS Record 6-5-0 5-1-0 1-4-0
Over/Under Record 5-6-0 3-3-0 2-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 7-3 5-0 2-3
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Buffaloes

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 55.0 55.1 55.0
Implied Total AVG 38.9 37.4 40.2
ATS Record 2-9-0 2-3-0 0-6-0
Over/Under Record 8-3-0 2-3-0 6-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-0 0-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-9 1-4 0-5

Players to Watch

Utah

  • With 3.0 TFL, 52 tackles, and two interceptions in 11 games, R.J. Hubert has been a significant part of the Utes’ defense in 2022.
  • Karene Reid has suited up for 11 games, amassing one interception to go along with 51 tackles, 3.0 TFL, four sacks, and one pass defended for the Utes.
  • As part of the Utes’ defense, Cole Bishop has recorded one interception to go along with 44 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one pass defended in 11 games.
  • With 1.0 sack to go along with 2.0 TFL, 21 tackles, and six interceptions, Clark Phillips III has helped propel the Utes’ defense over 11 games.

Buffaloes

  • In 11 games for the Buffaloes, Josh Chandler-Semedo has totaled 4.5 sacks to go with 10.0 TFL, 83 tackles, and one interception.
  • The Buffaloes’ Trevor Woods has compiled 1.0 TFL, 75 tackles, and one interception in 11 games.
  • Quinn Perry has been providing a big boost on defense, recording 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL and 58 tackles for the Buffaloes.
  • With 28 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and one sack in 11 games, Terrance Lang has been wreaking havoc on defense for the Buffaloes.

Utah vs. Colorado Predictions and Pick

Utah vs. Colorado betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Utes (-29.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (52.5)

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How to Bet on Utah vs. Colorado

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Our pick to win this matchup is Utah, and we predict that Utah will cover the spread (Utah -29.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 52.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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