Saturday, December 12, 2015
Charles Koch Arena
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The Utah Utes travel to Charles Koch Arena to play the Wichita State Shockers on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 149.
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The Utes come into this game with an overall record of 7-1 and a road record of 0-0. They are 2-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-1. The Shockers have an overall record of 4-4 and a home record of 3-0. They have an over/under record of 2-4 and they are 1-5 against the spread.
Jakob Poeltl comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Utes. He pulls down 9.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 69% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Jordan Loveridge averages 15.8 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Ron Baker averages 16.9 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Shockers. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Fred VanVleet averages 9.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Utah averages 82.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 43rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 39th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 181st in the country. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 96th and 115th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 43rd with 11 per game. The Utes allow 74.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 209th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc ranking them 181st and 337th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 68th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 59th place in the country. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 316th in the Division 1.
Wichita State averages 67 points per game this year which ranks them 264th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 38% as a team which has them sitting in the 318th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 307th in the nation. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest which ranks them 176th and 198th respectively. In the turnover department the Shockers rank 18th with 10.1 per game. The Shockers allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 65th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 208th and 292nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 97th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 100th place in the nation. The Shockers force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 47th in college basketball.
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 2-5 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 7-1 against the over/under
Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 1-5 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 2-4 against the over/under
Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Wichita State Shockers Injuries
11/29/15 F Anton Grady Concussion out indefinitely
11/25/15 G Landry Shamet Foot expected to miss 10-12 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Utah
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