Utah Utes vs. Idaho State Bengals - 11/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho State Bengals (2-2) at Utah Utes (4-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Idaho State Bengals will travel to play the Utah Utes in a non-conference game played in Utah.
The Utah Utes are 4-1 and are coming off of a win against Temple by a score of 74-68. Utah hit the go ahead shot with 28 seconds left and made their free throws down the stretch to preserve the victory. Jakob Poeltl led Utah in scoring in this game with 32 points, while adding 11 rebounds. Utah out rebounded their opponent by a total of 42-36 and had 11 assists in their victory. Utah is averaging 75.2 points per game while giving up 73.6 points per game. Utah is also averaging 38.2 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game. Jakob Poeltl leads Utah in scoring and rebounding with 20.8 points per game and 9.8 rebounds per game. Utah is shooting 71.5% on free throws, 30.6% on three-pointers, and 43% on all field goal attempts.
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The Idaho State Bengals are 2-2 and are coming off of a loss against Denver by a score of 79-69. Denver jumped out to an 11-point lead at the half and cruised for an easy victory in the second half. Ali Faruq-Bey led Idaho State with 18 points in this game. Ethan Telfair scored 12 points and added 8 assists for Idaho State. Idaho State was out rebounded by a total of 30-29 and had 13 assists in their defeat. Idaho State is averaging 81 points per game while giving up 82 points per game. Idaho State is also averaging 34.5 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game. Ali Faruq-Bey leads Idaho State in scoring with 18.5 points per game. Ethan Telfair is averaging 16 points per game, 5.3 assists per game, and 4.3 rebounds per game. Idaho State is shooting 68.9% on free throws, 39.2% on three-pointers, and 42.5% on all field goal attempts.
Idaho State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Idaho State is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 road games. The over is 9-4 in Idaho State’s last 13 non-conference games. Utah is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. Utah is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The over is 4-1 in Utah’s last 5 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Utah is the better team here and should have no problem beating up on Idaho State. These big spreads always make me nervous because the better team usually pulls their foot off of the gas in the second half. For that reason alone, I am picking Idaho State.