Idaho State Bengals vs Utah Utes Prediction, 12/8/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Idaho State Bengals vs Utah Utes
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Idaho State (+24)
The Utah Utes (1-0) play the Idaho State Bengals (0-3) at Jon M. Huntsman Center on Tuesday. Idaho State opens this matchup as 24-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 138.5.
Idaho State comes into this matchup with a record of 0-3 on the year. They are turning it over 23.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Idaho State is grabbing 34.7 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 34 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 208th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Bengals are connecting on 31.3% on shots from distance (20 of 64) and 60.8% from the charity stripe. They average 53.7 points per outing (292nd in Division 1) while going 37.7% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Bengals are forcing 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.3 fouls. They give up 38.6% from 3-point land and they rank 122nd in college basketball in opponents PPG (67.3). The Bengals defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.8% (76 of 166) and they surrender 31.0 boards per game as a group. They currently rank 124th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 37 conceded this season.
The Idaho State Bengals faced the UC Davis Aggies and ended up losing by a score of 70-61 in their last contest. Idaho State walked away from the contest having earned a 42.1% field goal percentage (24 of 57) and made 7 of their 23 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Bengals made 6 of their 12 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they collected 35 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 13 dimes in the matchup while having 3 steals and 4 blocked shots. With regard to defense, Idaho State allowed the other team to go 42.1% from the floor on 24 of 57. UC Davis doled out 16 assists and 12 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, the Aggies totaled 25 rebounds (4 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. UC Davis went 85.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of 14 tries. They also made 6 of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Tarik Cool is one guy who saw a lot of action in this game. He finished with 18 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 38 minutes and also grabbed 6 rebounds. Cool walked away from this one shooting 43.8% from the field and dished out 2 assists. Another guy that was a contributor in this game for the Bengals was Robert FordI. He grabbed 7 rebounds and earned 4 dimes. He finished 36.4% from the field in this game by shooting 4-of-11 (12 points). When the final whistle was blown, FordI played 35 minutes.
Utah has a win-loss record of 1-0 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Utes are shooting 43.8% from the floor, which is 215th in the country. Utah has accumulated 76 points for the season and they collect 44 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21 times per game (15th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11 times per contest. The Utes have committed 16 personal fouls per contest while shooting 61.9% from the free throw line. The Utes defensively are ranked 61st in the country in points allowed per contest with 62. They are forcing their opponents into 13 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 35.2% from the floor (26th in D-1). The Utah defense concedes 20.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (6 of 30) and opponents are connecting on 66.7% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 7 assists and 43 total boards per game, which ranks them 15th and 275th in those categories.
The last time they took the court, the Utah Utes went home victorious with a score of 76-62 against the Washington Huskies. The Utes collected 28 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 in the matchup. They stuffed 4 tries while getting 7 steals for this game. The Huskies were called for 18 fouls in this contest which got the Utes to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 61.9%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Utah made 7 out of 22 attempts (31.8%). When the game finished, the Utes ended up going 28 for 64 from the floor which had them shooting 43.8%. The Utes allowed the Huskies to bury 25 of 71 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.2% for this game. They wrapped up this game 20.0% from distance by connecting on 6 out of 30 and ended up going 6 out of 9 from the charity stripe (66.7%). In reference to rebounding, Utah allowed Washington to get 41 in all (17 on the offensive glass).
Timmy Allen ended up being a major contributor for the Utes for this contest. He knocked down 6 of 14 in the game for a field goal rate of 42.9%, which got him 14 points. Allen snagged 8 boards in his 32 minutes played and accumulated 4 dimes in the matchup. One more player who saw a lot of minutes for Utah was Alfonso Plummer. He walked away with 21 points in 30 minutes played via 8 of 17 shooting in this game. Plummer walked away from this one going 47.1% from the floor as well as earning 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Utah (-24) and under 138.5 points
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