Thursday, March 17, 2016
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The Utah Utes travel to Pepsi Center to play the Fresno State Bulldogs on Thursday, March 17, 2016.
The Utes come into this game with an overall record of 24-7 and a road record of 5-5. They are 16-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-14. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 22-9 and a home record of 16-2. They have an over/under record of 15-11 and they are 18-11 against the spread.
Jakob Poeltl comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Utes. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 66% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Jordan Loveridge averages 11.8 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Marvelle Harris averages 20.6 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Torren Jones averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Utah averages 76.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 79th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 116th in the country. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game which ranks them 112th and 50th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 115th with 12 per game. The Utes allow 69 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 94th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 66th and 284th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 66th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the country. They force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 331st in the Division 1.
Fresno State averages 74.6 points per game this year which ranks them 128th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 209th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 188th in the nation. They average 37 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest which ranks them 108th and 175th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 24th with 10.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 149th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 84th and 81st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 229th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 118th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in college basketball.
The Utes average 70.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6.3 per contest. The Utes have an offensive rating of 113 and they assist on 57.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.1%. The Utes give up 72.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 79.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 76.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.1 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 105.9 and 50.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Fresno State turns it over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.4%. The Bulldogs give up 69.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 16-15 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 15-14 against the over/under
Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 18-11 against the spread
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 15-11 against the over/under
Utah Utes Injuries
03/13/16 G Jake Connor Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Fresno State
03/13/16 G Kenneth Ogbe Groin "?" Thursday vs. Fresno State
01/07/16 C Makol Mawien Redshirt out for season
Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
02/23/16 F Torren Jones Undisclosed out indefinitely
Josh 's Pick: Take Utah
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