Utah vs Arizona Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/16/2020
Game: Utah Utes vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona -12.5
The Utah Utes head to McKale Center to take on the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 12.5 point favorites.
Utah comes into this game with an overall record of 10-5. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 76.5 points per game while giving up 70.7 per contest. Arizona has an overall record of 11-5. They are averaging 81.3 points per game and surrendering 65.8, good for a point differential of 15.6.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 8-7-0 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 8-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 8-8-0 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 8-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/22/19 G Devonaire Doutrive Dismissed is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Brandon Williams Knee is out for season
Both Gach averages 12.5 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Timmy Allen comes into this game averaging 20.2 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 66% while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Nico Mannion averages 14.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.0 rebounds per game and dishes 6.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Zeke Nnaji scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.5 rebounds per contest and has 0.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Utes allow 70.7 points per contest which is 218th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 184th and 141st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 141st, and they allow 13.3 assists per game which puts them in 233rd place in D-1. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in Division 1. Utah averages 76.5 points per contest, which is 69th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 45th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 99th in the nation. They average 38.1 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 88th and 114th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 219th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats give up 65.8 points per game, which ranks them 95th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 118th in those defensive statistics. They rank 172nd with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 123rd with 33.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 245th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest. Arizona is 14th in the country with 81.3 points per contest this season. They are 15th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 15.6. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 45th in the country. They are 107th in the nation in rebounding with 37.5 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 16.6. The Wildcats are 311th in turnovers per contest with 11.8.
The Utes are 48th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.3. In terms of pace they are 177th in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 48th. As a team they are 28th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 135th in Division 1. Utah is 200th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Arizona is 323rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.7, which is ranked 9th. They are 103rd in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 30th. As a unit they are 20th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 280th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Utah +12.5 and over 144 total points
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