Stanford Cardinal (8-3) at Utah Runnin' Utes (4-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Runnin' Utes +2 -- Over/Under: 137 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Stanford Cardinal and Utah Utes meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
The Stanford Cardinal look for a win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Stanford Cardinal are averaging 73.8 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Oscar da Silva is averaging 19.8 points and 7.4 rebounds while Daejon Davis is averaging 13.8 points and 4.2 rebounds. Ziaire Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Bryce Wills is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Stanford Cardinal are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Stanford Cardinal are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game.
The Utah Utes look for a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Utah Utes are averaging 68.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 65.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Timmy Allen is averaging 15.4 points and 5.6 rebounds while Alfonso Plummer is averaging 13.4 points and 3.3 rebounds. Mikael Jantunen is the third double-digit scorer and Pelle Larsson is dishing 2.5 assists. The Utah Utes are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Utes are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.4 rebounds per game.
The Utes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Cardinal last 7 overall. The over is 10-4 in Utes last 14 overall. The under is 5-2 in Utes last 7 Thursday games. The home team is 8-1-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Stanford Cardinal have been head and shoulders the better team this season, and they have a clear advantage on the defensive end of the floor. The Utah Utes continue to pile up the losses and have built a reputation of coming up short against better competition. This line could easily be a lot steeper. I'll gladly lay the bucket with the Stanford Cardinal.