Utah vs. Stanford - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stanford Cardinal (16-7) at Utah Utes (18-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -11 -- Over/Under: 134 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Utah Utes and the Stanford Cardinal face off on Thursday at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Utah Utes are 18-4 this season and they are ranked 11th in the nation. Utah is averaging 74.2 points and they are shooting 50 percent while defensively they are allowing 56 points and their opponents are shooting 37.5 percent. Delon Wright leads the Utes averaging 14.2 points and 5.6 assists per game. Brandon Taylor is averaging 11.1 points, Jordan Loveridge is averaging 10.5 points, and Jakob Poeltl is averaging 9.0 points and 7.7 rebounds. Utah is 13-0 at home and 8-2 against the Pac-12.
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The Stanford Cardinal are 16-7 this season and they have won three of their last five games. Stanford is averaging 74.9 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Chasson Randle leads the Cardinal averaging 20.3 points per game. Anthony Brown is averaging 15.8 points and 7.3 rebounds, Stefan Nastic is averaging 13.8 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Rosco Allen is averaging 8.8 points and 5.0 rebounds.
Utah 38-14-2 against the spread in their last 54 games, 42-14 -1 against the spread in their last 57 home games, and 40-16-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Stanford is 5-11-2 against the spread against the Pac-12, 9-23 against the spread in Thursday games, and 5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage better than .600.
With the total set at 134 I like the over in this spot and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.