Stanford Cardinal vs. Utah Utes - 1/1/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (11-2) at Stanford Cardinal (7-4)
College Basketball: Friday, January 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes will travel to play the Stanford Cardinal in a Pac-12 Conference game on Friday.
The Stanford Cardinal are 7-4 and are coming off of a win against Carroll College by a score of 83-38. Stanford blew out their opponent from the start, after beginning the game on a 17-2 run. Dorian Pickens had 18 points and 4 assists for Stanford. Michael Humphrey added 8 points and 12 rebounds for the Cardinal. Stanford out rebounded their opponent by a total of 49-27 and had 16 assists in their victory. Stanford is averaging 72.7 points per game while giving up 65.4 points per game. Stanford is also averaging 37.8 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Rosco Allen is averaging 13.9 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game, while Dorian Pickens is averaging 13.5 points per game and 2.5 assists per game for Stanford. Stanford is shooting 66% on free throws, 36.5% on three-pointers, and 44.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Utah Utes are 11-2 and are coming off of a win against the College of Idaho by a score of 115-74. Utah was much better than their NAIA opponents and had an easy win. Kyle Kuzma had 17 points and 4 rebounds for Utah. Jakob Poeltl added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Utes. Utah was out rebounded by a total of 54-24 and had 28 assists in their victory. Utah is averaging 84.8 points per game while giving up 70.8 points per game. Utah is also averaging 41.6 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per game. Jakob Poeltl is averaging 17.8 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game, while Jordan Loveridge is averaging 12.9 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for Utah. Utah is shooting 73.2% on free throws, 36.6% on three-pointers, and 50.9% on all field goal attempts.
Utah is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. Utah is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The over is 7-1 in Utah’s last 8 games. Stanford is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. Stanford is 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 conference games. The under is 5-2 in Stanford’s last 7 games. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Utah has been playing some good basketball and I expect that to continue here. Stanford hasn’t really impressed me this season, and Utah has the advantage in scoring and rebounding. I like Utah to get the road win here.