California Golden Bears vs Utah Utes Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/8/2020
Game: California Golden Bears vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -9.5
The California Golden Bears travel to Jon M. Huntsman Center to play the Utah Utes on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 9.5 point favorites.
California heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-11. They currently have a point differential of -4.8 as they are averaging 63.4 points per contest while giving up 68.1 per game. Utah has an overall mark of 12-9. They are averaging 73.0 points per contest and giving up 70.5, which is a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 10-12-0 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 11-9-2 against the over/under
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 12-10-0 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 10-12-0 against the over/under
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
01/31/20 F Jacobi Gordon Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/10/20 G Juhwan Harris-Dyson Academics is out for season
Key Utah Utes Injuries
02/05/20 F Both Gach Knee is questionable Thursday vs Stanford
Matt Bradley comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Kareem South averages 9.7 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Timmy Allen averages 18.4 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Rylan Jones averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
California averages 63.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 331st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 242nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 163rd in the nation. They average 33.0 rebounds per game and 9.4 assists per game, which ranks them 294th and 348th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 211th with 12.9 per game. The Golden Bears allow 68.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 147th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 131st and 309th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 109th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 112th place in Division 1. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 59th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 133rd in the country with 73.0 points per game this year. They are 116th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 190th in the nation. They are 100th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game, and 100th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Utes are 146th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Utes surrender 70.5 points per contest, which ranks them 217th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 205th and 276th in those defensive statistics. They rank 239th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest and 104th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Utes are 86th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Golden Bears have an offensive rating of 95.3, which is ranked 304th. They are 325th in college basketball in pace with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 290th. As a unit they are 261st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 340th in D-1. California is 115th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
Utah is 132nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Utes have an offensive rating of 104.6, which is ranked 116th. They are 218th in D-1 in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 116th. As a unit they are 83rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 132nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's California/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -9.5
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