Utah at Arizona College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The Utah Utes travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona as 9 point favorites.
Utah comes into this game with an overall record of 7-6. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 75.2 points per game while giving up 73.9 per contest. Arizona has an overall record of 10-4. They are averaging 73.3 points per game and surrendering 64.9, good for a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 4-9-0 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 7-5-1 against the over/under
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 7-6-1 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 5-8-1 against the over/under
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Sedrick Barefield comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 1.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Donnie Tillman averages 10.9 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Brandon Randolph averages 16.2 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Chase Jeter averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 75.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 155th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 114th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 61st in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 223rd and 147th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 211th with 13.1 per game. The Utes allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 237th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 291st and 317th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 224th place in Division 1. They force 10.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona is 199th in the country with 73.3 points per game this year. They are 177th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 259th in the nation. They are 233rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 277th in assists per contest with 12.1. The Wildcats are 295th in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Wildcats surrender 64.9 points per contest, which ranks them 48th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 105th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 36th with 10.5 assists allowed per contest and 172nd with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 269th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game.
The Utes are 50th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.3. In terms of pace they are 319th in the country with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 51st. As a team they are 33rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 24th in Division 1. Utah is 144th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Arizona is 280th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 104.2, which is ranked 179th. They are 186th in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 206th. As a unit they are 181st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 194th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona -9
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