Arizona at Utah NCAA Basketball Tips 2/14/2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Arizona Wildcats travel to Jon M. Huntsman Center to play the Utah Utes on Thursday, February 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 3.5 point favorites.
Arizona comes into this game with an overall record of 14-10. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 72.4 points per game while giving up 69.0 per contest. Utah has an overall mark of 13-10. They are averaging 75.8 points per contest and giving up 74.1, which is a point differential of 1.7.
Valuable Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 10-13-1 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 11-12-1 against the over/under
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 11-12-0 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 14-8-1 against the over/under
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
02/04/19 G Brandon Williams Knee is out indefinitely
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Chase Jeter averages 11.8 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 7.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Brandon Randolph comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Timmy Allen averages 11.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Sedrick Barefield averages 16.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.0 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 69.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 121st in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 246th and 116th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 197th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 87th place in the NCAA. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 293rd in the nation. Arizona averages 72.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 195th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 279th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 209th in D-1. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 201st and 250th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 306th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Utes surrender 74.1 points per contest, which ranks them 245th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 268th and 262nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 200th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 31.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Utes are 6th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.2 per game. Utah is 108th in the country with 75.8 points per game this year. They are 60th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 41st in the nation. They are 153rd in the country in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game and 98th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Utes are 109th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Wildcats are 184th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.4. In terms of pace they are 203rd in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 286th. As a team they are 262nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 228th in Division 1. Arizona is 316th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
Utah is 75th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Utes have an offensive rating of 110.9, which is ranked 48th. They are 264th in D-1 in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 25th. As a unit they are 24th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arizona/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -3.5
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