Hawaii at Utah College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Hawaii Warriors head to Jon M. Huntsman Center to take on the Utah Utes on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 15.5 point favorites.
Hawaii comes into this game with an overall record of 4-1. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 75.2 points per game while giving up 71.8 per contest. Utah has an overall mark of 5-1. They are averaging 79.5 points per contest and giving up 66.7, which is a point differential of 12.8.
Valuable Hawaii Warriors Betting Trends
The Hawaii Warriors are 1-3 against the spread this season
The Hawaii Warriors are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 3-1 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Key Hawaii Warriors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mike Thomas averages 13.2 points per contest while playing 21.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Gibson Johnson averages 12.8 points per contest in 26.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 2 assists per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%.
David Collette scores 14.7 points per contest while playing 20.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 0.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Tyler Rawson averages 10.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.5 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Hawaii averages 75.2 points per contest this year, which is 189th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 156th. From 3-point territory they shoot 27%, which is good for 341st in Division 1. They average 37.2 boards per contest and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 163rd and 104th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 98th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 71.8 points per contest, which is 175th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 184th and 109th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 87th, and they allow 9.0 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in college basketball. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 231st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 117th in the country with 79.5 points per contest this season. They are 109th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.8. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 259th in Division 1. They are 74th in the country in rebounding with 39.7 boards per contest and 101st in assists per game with 15.7. The Utes are 170th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Utes give up 66.7 points per game, which ranks them 81st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 24% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 54th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 9.8 dimes allowed per game and 165th with 34.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Utes are 131st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 256th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.5, and their defensive rating of 95 is ranked 107th. In terms of pace they are 88th in the country with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 242nd. As a team they are 230th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 281st in Division 1. Hawaii is 119th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 172nd in the nation.
Utah is 175th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 35th in Division 1. The Utes are 48th in the nation in defensive rating with 90.5, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 142nd. They are 95th in D-1 in pace with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 110th. As a unit they are 87th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 75th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Hawaii/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Hawaii +15.5
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