Utah Utes vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 12/31/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Location: Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA
TV: Youtube TV
The Stanford Cardinal (5-7) welcome the Utah Utes (9-4) at Maples Pavilion on Saturday.
The Utah Utes played TCU and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-71 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Utes ended up with 17 and TCU racked up 17 fouls. They also converted 5 out of their 16 attempts from 3-point land. TCU went 63.2% when shooting free throws by burying 12 of 19 shots. Furthermore, TCU totaled 32 rebounds (15 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. TCU totaled 15 assists and had 12 steals for the game. With respect to defense, Utah allowed the other team to shoot 43.3% from the field on 29 of 67 shooting. They also doled out 15 assists in the game in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When discussing grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 34 with 11 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Utes made 13 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 61.9%. Utah walked away from the game having earned a 46.3% field goal percentage (25 of 54) and converted 8 out of their 23 3-point shots.
Gabe Madsen is someone who was a contributor in the game. He walked away from this one shooting 42.1% from the floor and also recorded 3 dimes. He was on the court for 34 mins played and totaled 2 rebounds. He walked away with 26 points on 8 out of 19 shooting.
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Utah heads into this contest with a record of 9-4 so far this year. They turn the ball over 13.5 times per game and as a squad they commit 16.1 fouls every game. As a team, Utah is pulling down 42.8 boards per game and has accounted for 199 assists so far this season, which is 69th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Utes are connecting on 37.2% on shots from distance (96 of 258) and 67.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 74.8 points per game (142nd in college basketball) on 46.3% from the field.
On defense, the Utes are forcing their opponents into 11.1 turnovers every game while drawing 17.4 personal fouls. They are 125th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 146 relinquished this season. The Utes are giving up a FG percentage of 35.7% (292 of 819) and they surrender 35.2 boards per game as a team. They are giving up 26.0% on 3-point shots and they are 40th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (62.0).
In their last game, the Stanford Cardinal took home the win by a final score of 75-62 when they faced Loyola. Regarding rebounding, Stanford permitted Loyola to grab 29 in total (7 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 30.4% from 3-point land via 7 out of 23 and finished the contest at 7 out of 9 from the free throw line (77.8%). The Cardinal permitted Loyola to bury 24 of their 58 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 41.4% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Cardinal went 28 for 56 from the field which had them shooting 50.0%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Stanford made 5 of 13 tries (38.5%). They were able to knock down 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 77.8%. Loyola had 21 fouls for the matchup which took the Cardinal to the charity stripe for a total of 18 attempts. They coughed it up 12 times, while earning 5 steals for the contest. The Cardinal collected 28 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for the game.
Harrison Ingram was important for the Cardinal for this game. He made 5 out of 8 for this contest giving him a rate of 62.5%, and had 5 rebounds. He scored 15 points in his 25 mins of playing time and totaled 3 assists in this game.
Stanford has a record of 5-7 for the campaign. The Cardinal are responsible for committing 17.0 fouls per contest and they go 71.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.8 times per contest (178th in D-1) and they are turning it over 14.7 times per contest. Stanford has scored 818 points for the season (68.2 per game) and they average 35.7 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Cardinal are shooting 43.8% from the field, which has them ranked 228th in the nation.
The Stanford defense allows 30.6% from downtown (75 of 245) and opponents are making 71.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 12.3 assists and 31.3 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 163rd and 44th in Division 1. The Cardinal on the defensive side of the court are 66th in the nation in PPG given up with 63.8. They are forcing 13.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (178th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah
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