Stanford at Utah College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/8/2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Stanford Cardinal travel to Jon M. Huntsman Center to play the Utah Utes on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 4.5 point favorites.
Stanford comes into this game with an overall record of 13-11. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 76.1 points per game while giving up 74.6 per contest. Utah has an overall record of 13-9. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 70.8, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 13-11 against the spread this season
The Stanford Cardinal are 9-13 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 10-8 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 8-12 against the over/under this year
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/29/17 G Marcus Sheffield Leg is out indefinitely
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Michael Humphrey averages 10.9 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Reid Travis averages 19.5 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 66%.
David Collette averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Justin Bibbins averages 13.6 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinal allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 249th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 185th and 221st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 74th, and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 139th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 79th in college basketball. Stanford averages 76.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 118th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 68th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 113th in D-1. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 80th and 167th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 39th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Utes surrender 70.8 points per contest, which ranks them 141st in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 118th and 154th in those defensive statistics. They rank 62nd with 11.7 assists allowed per contest, and 194th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Utes are 77th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season. Utah is 168th in Division 1 with 74.3 points per game this year. They are 166th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 118th in the nation. They are 236th in college basketball in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game and 68th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Utes are 237th in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Cardinal are 198th in the country in defensive rating with 102.5, and their offensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 174th. They are 78th in college basketball in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 107th. As a unit they are 107th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 291st in D-1. Stanford is 50th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 182nd in the country.
Utah is 195th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 115th in Division 1. The Utes are 181st in the nation in defensive rating with 101.8, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 126th. They are 229th in D-1 in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 103rd. As a unit they are 71st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Stanford/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -4.5
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