Utah at St. Mary's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/21/2018
Wednesday, March 20, 2018
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The Utah Utes head to McKeon Pavilion to take on the St. Mary's Gaels on Wednesday, March 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 3 point favorites.
Utah heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 73.4 points per contest while giving up 68.4 per game. St. Mary's has an overall mark of 29-5. They are averaging 77.3 points per contest and giving up 63.9, which is a point differential of 13.4.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 15-11 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 10-17 against the over/under this year
Important St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 13-17 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 6-20 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Justin Bibbins averages 14.8 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is 87%. David Collette averages 12.6 points per contest in 21.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 64% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Jock Landale scores 21.3 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 10 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Calvin Hermanson averages 11.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 73.4 points per contest this year, which is 181st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 130th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 105th in Division 1. They average 33.7 boards per contest and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 263rd and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 263rd with 12.0 per game. The Utes allow 68.4 points per contest, which is 71st in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 57th and 127th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 176th, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 34th place in college basketball. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 96th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's is 78th in the country with 77.3 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the nation in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 13.4. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in Division 1. They are 274th in the country in rebounding with 33.6 boards per contest and 54th in assists per game with 15.6. The Gaels are 347th in turnovers per contest with 9.7. The Gaels give up 63.9 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 163rd and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 64th with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 27.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Gaels are 3rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 9.6 per contest this year.
The Utes are 101st in the nation in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 119th. In terms of pace they are 267th in the country with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 67th. As a team they are 45th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 23rd in Division 1. Utah is 194th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 57th in the nation.
St. Mary's is 329th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 68th in Division 1. The Gaels are 76th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.3, and their offensive rating of 120.2 is ranked 2nd. They are 347th in D-1 in pace with 63.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 232nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah/St. Mary's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +3
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