Utah vs Stanford Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/26/2020
Game: Utah Utes vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford -7.5
The Utah Utes travel to Maples Pavilion to play the Stanford Cardinal on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Stanford as 7.5 point favorites.
Utah comes into this game with an overall record of 15-12. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 70.9 points per game while giving up 69.7 per contest. Stanford has an overall record of 18-9. They are averaging 70.3 points per game and surrendering 61.6, good for a point differential of 8.7.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 14-13-0 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 12-15-0 against the over/under
Important Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 17-10-0 against the spread
The Stanford Cardinal are 10-16-1 against the over/under
Key Utah Utes Injuries
02/25/20 G Rylan Jones Shin is questionable Wednesday vs Stanford
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/05/19 F Kodye Pugh Knee is out for season
Timmy Allen comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Rylan Jones averages 10.2 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Oscar Da Silva averages 16.0 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Tyrell Terry averages 15.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 70.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 185th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 130th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 188th in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 135th and 89th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 155th with 13.4 per game. The Utes allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 185th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 223rd and 300th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 105th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 224th place in Division 1. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford is 204th in the country with 70.3 points per game this year. They are 22nd in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the nation. They are 273rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.6 boards per game, and 189th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Cardinal are 50th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Cardinal surrender 61.6 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 10.1 assists allowed per contest and 162nd with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinal are 312th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Utes are 143rd in the nation in offensive rating with 103.1. In terms of pace they are 242nd in the country with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 122nd. As a team they are 101st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 146th in Division 1. Utah is 115th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Stanford is 24th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinal are 188th in the country in offensive rating with 101. In terms of pace they are 203rd in Division 1 with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 26th. As a team they are 39th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 207th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utah/Stanford college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Stanford -7.5
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