Northern Arizona at Utah College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/21/2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks head to Jon M. Huntsman Center to take on the Utah Utes on Friday, December 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 16 point favorites.
Northern Arizona comes into this game with an overall record of 2-7. They currently have a point differential of -8.0 as they are averaging 73.1 points per game while giving up 81.1 per contest. Utah has an overall mark of 5-5. They are averaging 73.5 points per contest and giving up 72.7, which is a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Betting Trends
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are 3-6-0 against the spread this season
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are 6-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 3-7-0 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 5-4-1 against the over/under this year
Key Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Injuries
11/18/18 G Karl Harris Personal is out for season
11/12/18 F Corey Brown Academics is out indefinitely
11/12/18 F Isaiah Thomas Foot is out indefinitely
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jonathan Andre comes into this game averaging 13.4 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Carlos Hines averages 13.4 points per contest in 27.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Sedrick Barefield scores 13.2 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 1.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Donnie Tillman averages 10.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Arizona averages 73.1 points per contest, which is 215th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -8.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 245th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 205th in the nation. They average 31.9 boards per contest and 10.9 assists per game, which ranks them 324th and 323rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 152nd with 13.8 per game. The Lumberjacks allow 81.1 points per contest, which is 326th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 335th and 280th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 234th, and they allow 16.3 assists per game which puts them in 331st place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 203rd in the nation with 73.5 points per contest this season. They are 130th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 99th in the NCAA. They are 267th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.5 boards per contest and 159th in assists per game with 14.0. The Utes are 211th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Utes give up 72.7 points per game, which ranks them 210th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 306th and 291st in those defensive statistics. They rank 226th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 30.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Utes are 8th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 10.5 per contest this year.
The Lumberjacks have an offensive rating of 101.4, which is ranked 233rd. They are 128th in college basketball in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 221st. As a unit they are 207th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 86th in D-1. Northern Arizona is 139th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Utah is 130th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Utes have an offensive rating of 110.5, which is ranked 78th. They are 331st in D-1 in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 72nd. As a unit they are 65th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northern Arizona/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Northern Arizona +16
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