Utah at California NCAA Basketball Picks 1/26/2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
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The Utah Utes travel to Haas Pavilion to play the California Golden Bears on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 6 point favorites.
Utah comes into this game with an overall record of 10-8. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 74.9 points per game while giving up 73.3 per contest. California has an overall mark of 5-14. They are averaging 70.2 points per contest and giving up 79.1, which is a point differential of -8.9.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 8-10-0 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 10-7-1 against the over/under
Important California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 5-14-0 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 10-9-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
01/25/19 F Jacobi Gordon Achilles is questionable Saturday vs Utah U
Donnie Tillman averages 11.2 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Sedrick Barefield comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 1.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Paris Austin averages 13.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Justice Sueing averages 14.0 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Utes allow 73.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 229th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 255th and 277th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 37th, and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 207th place in the NCAA. They force 10.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the nation. Utah averages 74.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 148th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 77th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 36th in D-1. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 199th and 105th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 155th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Bears surrender 79.1 points per contest, which ranks them 326th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 50% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 349th and 333rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 304th with 15.1 assists allowed per contest, and 194th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Bears are 135th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game. California is 257th in the country with 70.2 points per game this year. They are 243rd in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 161st in the nation. They are 349th in the country in rebounding with 28.9 boards per game and 345th in assists per contest with 10.1. The Golden Bears are 308th in turnovers per game with 11.5.
The Utes are 63rd in the nation in offensive rating with 110.3. In terms of pace they are 297th in the country with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 42nd. As a team they are 31st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 50th in Division 1. Utah is 96th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
California is 284th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Bears are 227th in the country in offensive rating with 102. In terms of pace they are 247th in Division 1 with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 263rd. As a team they are 214th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 288th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utah/California college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take California +6
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