Saturday, February 27, 2016
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Arizona Wildcats travel to Jon M. Huntsman Center to play the Utah Utes on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 22-6 and a road record of 5-4. They are 15-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 19-9. The Utes have an overall record of 22-7 and a home record of 14-1. They have an over/under record of 15-12 and they are 13-13 against the spread.
Ryan Anderson comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Allonzo Trier averages 14.8 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Arizona. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jakob Poeltl averages 17.7 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Utes. He grabs 8.9 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 69%. Jordan Loveridge averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Arizona averages 81.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 59th in the country. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 67th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 199th with 12.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 81st in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 65th and 71st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.7 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 123rd place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in the Division 1.
Utah averages 77.8 points per game this year which ranks them 55th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 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 37% which is good for 84th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per contest which ranks them 101st and 35th respectively. In the turnover department the Utes rank 107th with 12 per game. The Utes allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 86th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 72nd and 294th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 47th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 39th place in the nation. The Utes force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 313th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 77.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 14.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 113.6 and they assist on 52.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Arizona turns the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.3%. The Wildcats give up 73.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Utes score 85.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 16 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 19.1 points per game. The Utes have a rating on offense of 114.5 and 58.6% 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 37% of their shots. Utah turns it over an average of 15.6 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 30.8%. The Utes give up 66.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 62.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 15-13 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 19-9 against the over/under
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 13-13 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 15-12 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/10/15 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
01/28/16 G Elliott Pitts Personal out indefinitely
Utah Utes Injuries
01/07/16 C Makol Mawien Redshirt out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona
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