Idaho State Bengals vs Utah Utes Prediction, 11/14/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Idaho State Bengals vs Utah Utes
Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Idaho State Bengals (1-1) are traveling to Jon M. Huntsman Center on Monday where they will meet the Utah Utes (1-0).
The Idaho State Bengals played Westcliff and took home the win by a score of 97-56 in their last contest. Idaho State ended the contest with a 50.7% FG percentage (34 out of 67) and buried 15 out of their 35 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bengals converted 14 of 15 attempts for a rate of 93.3%. With respect to pulling down boards, they collected 38 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 17 dimes for the matchup as well as creating 19 turnovers and earning 11 steals. When discussing defending, Idaho State allowed the other team to shoot 31.0% from the field on 18 out of 58 shooting. Westcliff distributed 7 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. Moreover, Westcliff grabbed 36 rebounds (13 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Westcliff finished shooting 64.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of 25 shots. They also buried 4 of their 16 tries from distance. In reference to fouls, the Bengals walked away with 21 and Westcliff accounted for 16 fouls.
Miguel Tomley is someone who was a factor in this contest. He went 42.9% from the field and dished out 5 assists. He was on the court for 28 mins and collected 3 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 19 points on 6 of 14 shooting.
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Idaho State enters this contest with a mark of 1-1 for the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 17.0 times per contest and as a team they commit 20.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Idaho State is collecting 35.5 boards per game and has racked up 24 assists this year, which ranks 90th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Bengals are hitting 38.3% on 3-point shots (23 of 60) and 82.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.5 pts per contest (174th in the nation) while hitting 45.3% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Bengals are forcing their opponents into 21.0 turnovers every game while drawing 18.0 fouls. They give up 21.9% on 3-pointers while they are 106th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (58.0). The Bengals are giving up a field goal percentage of 34.2% (40 of 117) and they surrender 41.0 boards per contest as a team. They are 214th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 16 surrendered on the campaign.
In their last game, the Utah Utes took home the win by a final score of 89-48 when they played LIU. In reference to cleaning the glass, Utah allowed LIU to grab 30 overall (5 offensive). They finished shooting 23.1% from distance by going 3 of 13 and finished the contest at 7 of 11 from the charity stripe (63.6%). The Utes permitted LIU to bury 19 of 59 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 32.2% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Utes finished shooting 30 for 72 from the floor which had them shooting 41.7%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Utah made 7 out of 22 attempts (31.8%). They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 81.5%. LIU was called for 19 fouls in the matchup which took the Utes to the charity stripe for a total of 27 tries. They turned it over 7 times, while earning 8 steals for the matchup. The Utes pulled down 35 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 50 for the matchup.
Branden Carlson pitched in for the Utes for the matchup. He scored 21 points in his 21 minutes on the hardwood, but finished this game without an assist. He knocked down 10 of 16 for this contest giving him a rate of 62.5%, and had 10 rebounds.
Utah has a mark of 1-0 this year. The Utes are responsible for committing 15.0 fouls per game and they connect on 81.5% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 11.0 times per game (278th in Division 1) and they turn it over 7.0 times per game. Utah has accumulated 89 points on the campaign and they pull down 53.0 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Utes are hitting on 41.7% from the floor, which is ranked 246th in college basketball.
The Utah defense surrenders 23.1% on 3-point attempts (3 of 13) and opponents are connecting on 63.6% of their foul shots. They have conceded 10.0 dimes and 34.0 rebounds every game, which is ranked 137th and 172nd in those categories. The Utes on the defensive side of the court are 32nd in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 48.0. They are forcing 17.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 32.2% from the field (52nd in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah
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