Arizona State at Utah College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/7/2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Arizona State Sun Devils travel to Jon M. Huntsman Center to play the Utah Utes on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Arizona State as 2 point favorites.
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Arizona State comes into this game with an overall record of 12-2. They currently have a point differential of 16.1 as they are averaging 90.0 points per game while giving up 73.9 per contest. Utah has an overall mark of 10-4. They are averaging 76.1 points per contest and giving up 68.6, which is a point differential of 7.5.
Valuable Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 9-3 against the spread this season
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 9-5 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 7-5 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 4-8 against the over/under this year
Key Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
11/14/17 F Ramon Vila Left Team is out for season
11/14/17 F Zylan Cheatham Eligibility is out for season
01/01/18 F Carlton Bragg Personal has left team
Key Utah Utes Injuries
12/02/17 F Chris Seeley Illness is out indefinitely
Shannon Evans averages 16.6 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Tra Holder averages 22.4 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Justin Bibbins averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 82%. David Collette averages 13.6 points per game while playing 22.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sun Devils allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 216th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 90th and 156th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 226th, and they give up 14.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 272nd place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in college basketball. Arizona State averages 90.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 16.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 40th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 66th in D-1. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 89th and 83rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 316th with 11.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Utes surrender 68.6 points per contest, which ranks them 104th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 73rd and 34th in those defensive statistics. They rank 33rd with 10.9 assists allowed per contest, and 188th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Utes are 103rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season. Utah is 144th in Division 1 with 76.1 points per game this year. They are 148th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 113th in the nation. They are 214th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game and 86th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Utes are 253rd in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Sun Devils are 125th in the country in defensive rating with 98.3, and their offensive rating of 119.8 is ranked 7th. They are 46th in college basketball in pace with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 30th. As a unit they are 22nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 82nd in D-1. Arizona State is 332nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 120th in the country.
Utah is 220th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 52nd in Division 1. The Utes are 104th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.1, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 121st. They are 188th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 92nd. As a unit they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 50th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arizona State/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +2
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