Thursday, February 25, 2016
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Arizona State Sun Devils travel to Jon M. Huntsman Center to play the Utah Utes on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Sun Devils come into this game with an overall record of 14-13 and a road record of 3-7. They are 12-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-10. The Utes have an overall record of 21-7 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 15-11 and they are 12-13 against the spread.
Tra Holder comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun Devils. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Gerry Blakes averages 10.7 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Arizona State. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Jakob Poeltl averages 18.1 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year for the Utes. He grabs 9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Jordan Loveridge averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Arizona State averages 75 points per contest this season which ranks them 120th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 249th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 211th in the country. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 111th and 200th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 120th with 12.1 per game. The Sun Devils allow 74.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 221st in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 282nd and 155th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 191st and they give up 15.1 assists per contest which puts them in 301st place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 116th in the Division 1.
Utah averages 77.7 points per game this year which ranks them 59th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 102nd in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest which ranks them 123rd and 41st respectively. In the turnover department the Utes rank 113th with 12.1 per game. The Utes allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 105th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 93rd and 311th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 38th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 40th place in the nation. The Utes force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 321st in college basketball.
The Sun Devils average 70.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -14.7 per contest. The Sun Devils have an offensive rating of 105.2 and they assist on 50.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Arizona State turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.7%. The Sun Devils give up 76.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 81.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Utes score 85.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 81 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 18 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.8 points per game. The Utes have a rating on offense of 114.3 and 58.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Utah turns it over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.6%. The Utes give up 67.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 12-13 against the spread
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 16-10 against the over/under
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 12-13 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 15-11 against the over/under
Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
11/10/15 F Andre Adams Knee out for season
02/24/16 G Andre Spight Personal quit the team
02/24/16 G Maurice O'Field Suspension Served is upgraded to expected to be available Thursday vs. Utah U
Utah Utes Injuries
12/16/15 G Brandon Miller Personal left the program
01/07/16 C Makol Mawien Redshirt out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona State
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