Utah Utes vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (+4)
The Utah Utes (9-7) are headed to Maples Pavilion on Saturday where they'll meet the Stanford Cardinal (12-8). Stanford opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 137.5.
Utah heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 9-7 on the campaign. They turn it over 12.2 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Utah is pulling down 32.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 244 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 123rd in college basketball in terms of passing. The Utes are shooting 34.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (104 of 303) and 76.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 70.9 pts per game (199th in college hoops) while hitting 46.1% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Utes are able to force 13.9 turnovers per game while drawing 17.8 fouls. The Utes defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 43.0% (385 of 895) and they surrender 34.1 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 169th in college basketball in giving up assists with 210 surrendered on the campaign. They are surrendering 35.3% on shots from distance and they are 97th in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.1).
The Utah Utes faced off with the California Golden Bears and earned the victory with a final of 76-75 in their last game. Utah ended with a 51.1% field goal percentage (24 of 47) and buried 7 out of their 15 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Utes knocked down 21 of 27 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they compiled 19 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 11 assists for the matchup as well as getting 4 steals and 5 blocks. In reference to the defense, Utah allowed the other team to shoot 51.1% from the field on 24 out of 47 shooting. California recorded 11 assists and had 5 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Golden Bears collected 27 boards (7 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 5 blocks. California ended up shooting 84.6% when shooting free throws by burying 11 of 13 tries. They buried 8 out of their 22 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Timmy Allen is a guy who played a role in the game. He finished with 18 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 40 minutes and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Allen shot 54.5% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. One more player that had an impact in this matchup for the Utes was Branden Carlson. He snagged 2 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the field for this contest by connecting on 6-of-10 (13 points). At the conclusion of this game, Carlson was on the hardwood for 27 minutes.
Stanford has a mark of 12-8 so far this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cardinal are shooting 46.5% from the field, which is ranked 74th in the nation. Stanford has accounted for 1,425 points so far this year (71.3 per contest) and they pull in 34.8 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 12.0 times per game (266th in the country) and they are turning it over 15.0 times per contest. The Cardinal are committing 16.7 fouls per game and they go 73.2% from the charity stripe. The Cardinal defensively are ranked 132nd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 68.4. They have given up 12.6 dimes and 33.0 boards per contest, which has them ranked 152nd and 89th in the nation. The Stanford defense concedes 33.3% on shots from 3-point land (155 of 466) and their opponents are converting on 75.0% of their foul shots. They are forcing 14.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.5% from the floor (49th in college basketball).
For their last game, the Stanford Cardinal walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 69-51 when they played the Colorado Buffaloes. The Cardinal were able to corral 19 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 23 for this contest. They turned away 5 attempts while earning 4 steals in this matchup. The Buffaloes had 14 personal fouls for this contest which got the Cardinal to the charity stripe for 11 shots. They were able to make 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 90.9%. In terms of three-point attempts, Stanford converted 3 of their 15 attempts (20.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Cardinal went 19 out of 48 from the field which gave them a rate of 39.6%. The Cardinal allowed the Buffaloes to make 28 out of their 57 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 49.1% for the game. They went 42.1% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 19 and finished the game at 5 out of 6 at the free throw line (83.3%). In reference to rebounding, Stanford allowed Colorado to get 32 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Oscar Da Silva ended up being a major contributor for the Cardinal for this game. He converted 8 out of 17 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 47.1%, which had him finishing with 22 points. Silva collected 6 rebounds in his 39 minutes and had 2 dimes in this contest. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Stanford was Spencer Jones. He racked up 8 points in 25 minutes played via 2 of 3 from the floor in this matchup. Jones wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the floor as well as contributing 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah (+4)
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