Sunday, January 3, 2016
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The Utah Utes travel to Haas Pavilion to play the California Golden Bears on Sunday, January 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has California as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 143.5.
The Utes come into this game with an overall record of 11-3 and a road record of 0-2. They are 4-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-3. The Golden Bears have an overall record of 11-3 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 6-8 and they are 7-7 against the spread.
Jakob Poeltl comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Utes. He pulls down 9.2 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 12.4 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Tyrone Wallace averages 15.6 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Bears. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Jaylen Brown averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Utah averages 81.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 32nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 137th in the country. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game which ranks them 39th and 44th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 134th with 12.6 per game. The Utes allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 145th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 56th and 309th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 46th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the country. They force 9.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 347th in the Division 1.
California averages 77.2 points per game this year which ranks them 88th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 40th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 143rd in the nation. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 167th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Bears rank 101st with 12.3 per game. The Golden Bears allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 42nd in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 263rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 40th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 58th place in the nation. The Golden Bears force 9.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 350th in college basketball.
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 4-7 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 9-3 against the over/under
California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 7-7 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 6-8 against the over/under
Utah Utes Injuries
12/19/15 G Kenneth Ogbe Hip "?" Sunday vs. California
12/16/15 G Brandon Miller Personal left the program
01/02/16 F Austin Montgomery Illness is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. California
01/02/16 C Makol Mawien Undisclosed is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. California
California Golden Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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