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Stanford Cardinal vs. Utah Utes Pick, Odds, Prediction3/8/14

Utah Utes (20-9) at Stanford Cardinal (18-11)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm (Maples Pavilion)

The Line: Stanford Cardinal -5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: Pac-12 Network

The Stanford Cardinal and the Utah Utes face off on Saturday at Maples Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball.

The Stanford Cardinal have lost their last three games to damage their chances of making the NCAA Tournament. Stanford is 11-4 at home and 9-8 in the Pac-12. Chasson Randle leads the Cardinal averaging 18.7 points per game. Dwight Powell is averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds, Anthony Brown is averaging 13.5 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Josh Huestis is averaging 11.5 points and 8.7 rebounds. Stanford is averaging 74.2 points and they are shooting 46 percent while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Stanford is 5-3 in Pac-12 home games.

Stanford Cardinal vs. Utah Utes Pick, Odds, Prediction3/8/14

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The Utah Utes have won their last three games but their strength of schedule and RPI make their chances of making the NCAA Tournament non-existent. Utah is 9-8 in the Pac-12 and 2-7 on the road this season. Delon Wright leads the Utes averaging 16.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.3 assists. Jordan Loveridge is averaging 15.4 points and 7.4 rebounds, Brandon Taylor is averaging 10.8 points, and Dakarai Tucker is averaging 6.9 points. Utah is averaging 77.8 points and they are shooting 49.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Utah is 2-6 in Pac-12 road games.

Stanford is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, 7-3 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Utah is 15-6-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, 21-6-2 against the spread following a win, and 34-16-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. 

My free pick in this game is going to be on the total and I like the over 137.5. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App. 

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Over 137.5

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