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Stanford vs Utah 12/31/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Utah Runnin' Utes (10-4) vs. Stanford Cardinal (5-8)
December 31, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -1.5 / Utah Runnin' Utes +1.5; Over/Under: +133
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The Utah Utes and Stanford Cardinal meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Maples Pavilion. The Utah Utes look for their 11th win. The Stanford Cardinal look for their sixth win.

The Utah Utes are averaging 73.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 60.6 points on 35.7 percent shooting. Branden Carlson is averaging 15.1 points and 7.3 rebounds, while Gabe Madsen is averaging 13.4 points and 3.1 rebounds. Marco Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Rollie Worster is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Utah Utes are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Utes are allowing 25.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.6 rebounds per game.

The Stanford Cardinal are averaging 68.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 43 percent shooting. Spencer Jones is averaging 12 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Michael Jones is averaging 10.1 points and 2.8 rebounds. Harrison Ingram is dishing 2.8 assists and Brandon Angel is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Stanford Cardinal are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Stanford Cardinal are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game.

The Utes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Cardinal are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 10-4 in Utes last 14 overall. The under is 4-1 in Cardinal last 5 Saturday games. The home team is 10-2-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings.

The Utah Utes have been the better team this season, no matter how you slice it, and they’ve shown they can win on the road. Also, Utah wins in the underdog role by an average of 4.7 points. The Stanford Cardinal have underachieved up to this point, and they have issues offensively. We’re getting a free bucket with the better team. I’ll take it.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Utah Runnin' Utes +1.5

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