Utah Utes vs. Stanford Cardinal - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stanford Cardinal (11-8) at Utah Utes (16-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes will host the Stanford Cardinal this Saturday.
The Utah Utes come into this game with a 16-5 record and are currently 3rd in the Pac-12. The Utes have won their past 4 games with their most recent being a 73-64 win over California. Through 21 games this season the leading scorer for the Utes has been Jakob Poeltl who is averaging 17.0 points per game and 9.0 rebounds. Jordan Loveridge is second on the team with 11.4 points per game and 3.7 rebounds.
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Stanford comes into this game with a 11-8 record and are currently 8th in the Pac-12. Stanford lost their last game 91-75 to Colorado and have continued to struggle on the road. Through 19 games this season the leading scorer for Stanford has been Rosco Allen who is averaging 15.1 points per game and 6.2 rebounds. Reid Travis is second on the team with 12.8 points per game and 7.1 rebounds. Stanford will to try to pick a big win on the road against Utah.
The Stanford Cardinal are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last 6 games following a loss. Stanford is 1-3-1 against the spread in their last 5 games overall. Utah is 22-5 against the spread in their last 27 home games vs. a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400. The Utes are 23-9 against the spread in their last 32 Saturday games.
The Utah Utes have been rolling lately behind the play of their center Jakop Poeltl. Stanford is coming off of a bad loss to Stanford. I dont see anyone on Stanford slowing down Poeltl, so i will take Utah to cover at home.