Arizona State Sun Devils vs Utah Utes Prediction, 2/26/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
The Arizona State Sun Devils (10-16) are hitting the road to Jon M. Huntsman Center on Saturday where they will compete against the Utah Utes (11-16).
The Arizona State Sun Devils played UCLA and ended up losing by a score of 66-52 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Sun Devils finished with 15 and UCLA finished the game with 9 personal fouls. They converted 6 of 20 attempts from distance. UCLA finished the game at 90.0% at the charity stripe by burying 18 of 20 attempts. On top of that, UCLA grabbed 34 boards (9 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. UCLA distributed 12 assists and had 7 steals for this game. In terms of defending, Arizona State allowed the other team to shoot 39.6% from the field on 21 out of 53 shooting. They also dished out 12 dimes for the contest as well as creating 10 turnovers and having 6 steals. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they compiled 22 with 5 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Sun Devils made 3 of their 4 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. Arizona State finished the contest having earned a 40.0% field goal percentage (22 of 55) and made 5 out of their 19 shots from downtown.
Marreon Jackson is one guy who was a factor in this matchup. He walked away with 9 points on 3 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 28 minutes played and also totaled 5 boards. He shot 27.3% from the floor and recorded 3 dimes.
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Arizona State enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 10-16 for the campaign. They have an average of 64.5 points per outing (326th in the nation) while shooting 40.1% from the floor. The Sun Devils are shooting 29.5% on shots from distance (177 of 600) and 66.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Arizona State is pulling in 35.8 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 340 assists this season, which has them ranked 215th in the nation in terms of passing. They are turning it over 12.2 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.0 personal fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Sun Devils have forced 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.3 fouls. They give up 31.8% on 3-point shots while they are 175th in college hoops in PPG allowed (68.7). The Sun Devils are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.2% (611 of 1,520) and they surrender 41.0 boards per game as a group. They rank 191st in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 343 conceded this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Utah Utes went home victorious with a score of 60-58 when they played California. In reference to rebounds, Utah permitted California to pull down 33 in total (5 offensive). They wrapped up this game 18.8% from distance by shooting 3 of 16 and ended up shooting 19 of 21 at the free throw line (90.5%). The Utes permitted California to make 18 out of 46 tries from the floor which had them shooting 39.1% in the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Utes shot 22 for 55 from the field which had them shooting 40.0%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Utah made 2 out of their 14 attempts (14.3%). They were able to convert 14 of them for a rate of 82.4%. California earned 16 personal fouls in the game which took the Utes to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while recording 6 steals in the matchup. The Utes were able to pull down 23 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 27 in this matchup.
Marco Anthony was important for the Utes in the matchup. He totaled 13 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and earned 4 dimes in the matchup. He made 5 out of 11 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 45.5%, and had 4 rebounds.
Utah has a mark of 11-16 so far this season. The Utes are responsible for committing 16.9 fouls per contest and they shoot 78.2% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.6 times per game (149th in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per contest. Utah has accounted for 1,882 pts so far this year (69.7 per game) and they pull in 37.0 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Utes are hitting on 41.5% from the field, which is 306th in college hoops.
The Utes defensively are ranked 188th in the nation in PPG given up with 69.3. They have forced 10.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (156th in the nation). The Utah defense concedes 31.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (173 of 557) and their opponents are knocking down 70.2% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 12.6 assists and 35.9 total boards per game, which is ranked 176th and 259th in those categories on the defensive end.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona State
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