Thursday, January 5, 2017
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The Utah Utes travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday, January 5, 2017.
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The Utes come into this game with an overall record of 10-3 and a road record of 1-1. They are 5-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5. The Wildcats have an overall record of 13-2 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 7-7 and they are 9-6 against the spread.
Lorenzo Bonam comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Utes. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Kyle Kuzma averages 14.4 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 15.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Rawle Alkins averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Utah averages 80 points per contest this season which ranks them 46th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 199th in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game which ranks them 92nd and 67th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 293rd with 15.1 per game. The Utes allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 93rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 97th and 315th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 35th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 180th in Division 1.
Arizona averages 74.3 points per game this year which ranks them 137th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 37th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 56th in the nation. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest which ranks them 88th and 161st respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 106th with 12.7 per game. The Wildcats allow 60.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 69th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in college basketball.
The Utes average 73.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.7 per contest. The Utes have an offensive rating of 112 and they assist on 52.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.6 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 34% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.4%. The Utes give up 71 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 59.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 78.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 25 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.4 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 110.1 and 52.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Arizona turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.6%. The Wildcats give up 58 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 53.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 5-6 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 6-5 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 9-6 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 7-7 against the over/under
Utah Utes Injuries
12/16/16 G Tim Coleman Personal expected to transfer
01/01/17 F Kyle Kuzma Ankle is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Colorado
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
12/31/16 G Parker Jackson-Cartwright Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Stanford
12/05/16 G Allonzo Trier Eligibility out indefinitely
11/17/16 G Dylan Smith Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 F Talbott Denny Knee out for season
11/08/16 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona
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