Arizona at Utah College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Arizona Wildcats head to Jon M. Huntsman Center to take on the Utah Utes on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona as 4.5 point favorites.
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Arizona comes into this game with an overall record of 11-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.0 as they are averaging 83.5 points per game while giving up 71.5 per contest. Utah has an overall record of 10-3. They are averaging 75.7 points per game and surrendering 66.7, good for a point differential of 9.0.
Valuable Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 4-8 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 7-5 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 7-4 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 3-8 against the over/under this year
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah Utes Injuries
12/02/17 F Chris Seeley Illness is out indefinitely
01/03/18 F Donnie Tillman Foot is "?" Thursday vs Arizona
Allonzo Trier averages 21.3 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is 83%. DeAndre Ayton averages 19.7 points per contest in 31.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 11.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
David Collette scores 13.2 points per contest while playing 21.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Justin Bibbins averages 12.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona averages 83.5 points per contest this year, which is 35th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.0 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 36th in Division 1. They average 36.9 boards per contest and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 153rd and 78th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 274th with 12.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 71.5 points per contest, which is 171st in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 111th and 221st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 13.1 assists per game which puts them in 161st place in college basketball. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 94th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 158th in the country with 75.7 points per contest this season. They are 142nd in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.0. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 143rd in Division 1. They are 175th in the country in rebounding with 36.4 boards per contest and 99th in assists per game with 15.3. The Utes are 247th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Utes give up 66.7 points per game, which ranks them 66th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 61st and 32nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 10.5 dimes allowed per game and 154th with 34.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Utes are 106th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 18th in the nation in offensive rating with 117.7, and their defensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 184th. In terms of pace they are 207th in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 17th. As a team they are 11th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 287th in Division 1. Arizona is 258th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 104th in the nation.
Utah is 199th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 44th in Division 1. The Utes are 61st in the nation in defensive rating with 94.8, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 133rd. They are 206th in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 100th. As a unit they are 67th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 51st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arizona/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona -4.5
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