Friday, January 1, 2016
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The Utah Utes travel to Maples Pavilion to play the Stanford Cardinal on Friday, January 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Utes come into this game with an overall record of 11-2 and a road record of 0-1. They are 4-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-2. The Cardinal have an overall record of 7-4 and a home record of 6-2. They have an over/under record of 4-5 and they are 4-5 against the spread.
Jakob Poeltl comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Utes. He pulls down 9.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 71% while his free throw percentage is currently at 65%. Jordan Loveridge averages 12.9 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Rosco Allen averages 13.9 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinal. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Dorian Pickens averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Utah averages 82.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 116th in the country. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game which ranks them 41st and 40th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 88th with 12.1 per game. The Utes allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 148th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 61st and 324th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 34th place in the country. They force 9.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 343rd in the Division 1.
Stanford averages 71.7 points per game this year which ranks them 182nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 126th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 93rd in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest which ranks them 150th and 198th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinal rank 160th with 12.9 per game. The Cardinal allow 68.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 100th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 148th and 215th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 75th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 143rd place in the nation. The Cardinal force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 196th in college basketball.
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 4-6 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 9-2 against the over/under
Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 4-5 against the spread
The Stanford Cardinal are 4-5 against the over/under
Utah Utes Injuries
12/19/15 G Kenneth Ogbe Hip "?" Friday vs. Stanford
12/16/15 G Brandon Miller Personal left the program
Stanford Cardinal Injuries
12/20/15 F Reid Travis Leg out indefinitely
11/10/15 G Robert Cartwright Forearm out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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