Idaho Vandals vs Utah Utes Prediction, 12/18/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Idaho Vandals vs Utah Utes
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Idaho (+22.5)
Jon M. Huntsman Center is the site where and the Utah Utes (3-1) will play the Idaho Vandals (0-4) on Friday. Idaho opens this contest as 22.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 140.
Idaho comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 0-4 for the year. They are losing possession via turnover 17.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Idaho is grabbing 26.8 boards per contest and has tallied 55 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 230th in the nation in terms of passing. The Vandals are shooting 41.7% on three-point attempts (30 of 72) and 63.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 59.0 pts per game (311th in Division 1) while hitting 42.3% from the floor. Defensively, the Vandals are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers every game and they draw 17.8 fouls. They are giving up 34.5% on shots from distance and they are 202nd in college hoops in PPG allowed (71.8). The Vandals defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.9% (105 of 219) and they concede 37.0 boards per contest as a team. They rank 91st in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 49 relinquished this season.
The Idaho Vandals faced the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 76-66 in their last contest. Idaho ended with a 47.7% field goal percentage (21 out of 44) and made 13 of their 23 three-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Vandals buried 11 of their 17 tries for a percentage of 64.7%. With respect to rebounding, they earned 20 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 15 assists in this game while having 3 steals and 2 blocks. Pertaining to defending, Idaho let their opponent shoot 47.7% from the floor on 21 of 44. CSU Bakersfield earned 11 assists and 12 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Roadrunners grabbed 36 rebounds (15 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. CSU Bakersfield ended up shooting 67.9% from the charity stripe by converting 19 of their 28 shots. They converted 1 out of their 9 attempts from distance.
Gabe Quinnett is a player who played a role for this game. He ended up scoring 11 points on 4 of 9 shooting. He played 32 mins and totaled 2 rebounds. Quinnett ended up shooting 44.4% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists. Someone else that saw the court a lot in the matchup for the Vandals was DeAndre Robinson. He collected 2 boards and also had 2 dimes. He shot 80.0% from the field in this contest by shooting 4-of-5 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Robinson was on the court for 28 min.
Utah has a win-loss record of 3-1 for the year. When it comes to offense, the Utes are hitting on 44.3% from the floor, which is ranked 201st in the nation. Utah has scored 290 points on the year (72.5 per game) and they pull in 31.3 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 17.0 times per game (48th in college basketball) and they turn it over 10.8 times per contest. The Utes have committed 16.3 fouls per contest and they connect on 66.2% from the free throw line. The Utes on defense are ranked 132nd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 67.5. They have relinquished 13.8 dimes and 40.5 boards per game, which ranks 224th and 291st in those categories on the defensive end. The Utah defense allows 27.8% on 3-point attempts (25 of 90) and opponents are connecting on 77.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 17.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the field (207th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Utah Utes got the victory with a final of 75-67 when they faced the Utah Valley Wolverines. The Utes corralled 21 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 26 for the contest. They also turned away 4 shots while recording 7 steals for the contest. The Wolverines earned 23 personal fouls in this contest which took the Utes to the free throw line for 21 shots. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, Utah converted 4 out of 10 attempts (40.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Utes walked away from this one shooting 28 out of 59 from the field which gave them a rate of 47.5%. The Utes permitted the Wolverines to convert 25 out of their 49 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.0% in this matchup. They shot 33.3% from three-point range by going 5 of 15 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 18 from the charity stripe (66.7%). When it comes to rebounding, Utah allowed Utah Valley to grab 31 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Timmy Allen ended up having an impact for the Utes in this contest. He buried 8 of 17 for the game for a rate of 47.1%, which had him sitting at 19 points. Allen totaled 6 rebounds in his 36 mins and tallied 2 dimes in this game. Someone else who saw a lot of court time for Utah was Branden Carlson. He left the arena with 14 points in his 32 minutes played via 6 out of 10 from the floor for the game. Carlson wrapped this one up going 60.0% from the floor while also collecting 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Idaho (+22.5)
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