Utah State at Utah College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Utah State Aggies head to Jon M. Huntsman Center to take on the Utah Utes on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 6 point favorites.
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Utah State heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-5. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 70.9 points per contest while giving up 68.3 per game. Utah has an overall record of 6-2. They are averaging 78.3 points per game and surrendering 67.6, good for a point differential of 10.6.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 2-6 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 4-2 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/24/17 G Brock Miller Foot is out indefinitely
11/05/17 C Norbert Janicek Knee is out for season
Key Utah Utes Injuries
12/02/17 F Chris Seeley Illness is out indefinitely
Sam Merrill averages 15.1 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Koby McEwan averages 13 points per contest in 28 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%.
David Collette scores 13.8 points per contest while playing 21 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 0.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Donnie Tillman averages 12 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.9 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State averages 70.9 points per contest this year, which is 256th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 250th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 188th in Division 1. They average 36.2 boards per contest and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 190th and 269th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 210th with 13.2 per game. The Aggies allow 68.3 points per contest, which is 103rd in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 120th and 131st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 205th, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 138th place in college basketball. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 135th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 119th in the country with 78.3 points per contest this season. They are 138th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.6. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 225th in Division 1. They are 79th in the country in rebounding with 39.0 boards per contest and 107th in assists per game with 15.3. The Utes are 199th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Utes give up 67.6 points per game, which ranks them 91st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 78th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 9.9 dimes allowed per game and 147th with 34.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Utes are 86th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Aggies are 209th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.9, and their defensive rating of 99.1 is ranked 167th. In terms of pace they are 269th in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 211th. As a team they are 217th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 61st in Division 1. Utah State is 178th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 109th in the nation.
Utah is 196th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 50th in Division 1. The Utes are 62nd in the nation in defensive rating with 92.8, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 139th. They are 117th in D-1 in pace with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 122nd. As a unit they are 92nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 83rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah State +6
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