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Utah vs Jacksonville State 12/8/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Jacksonville State Gamecocks (4-4) vs. Utah Runnin' Utes (7-2)
December 8, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Utah Runnin' Utes -14.5 / Jacksonville State Gamecocks +14.5; Over/Under: +131
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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Utah Utes meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks look to get above a .500 record. The Utah Utes look for their eighth win.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are averaging 74.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Skyelar Potter is averaging 14.5 points and 4.9 rebounds, while Demaree King is averaging 14 points and 1.5 rebounds. Amanze Ngumezi is the third double-digit scorer and Peyton Daniels is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are shooting 41.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game.

The Utah Utes are averaging 71.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 58.7 points on 33.7 percent shooting. Branden Carlson is averaging 13.4 points and 7.1 rebounds, while Gabe Madsen is averaging 12.6 points and 3.3 rebounds. Marco Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Rollie Worster is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Utah Utes are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Utes are allowing 22.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game.

The Gamecocks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The Utes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Gamecocks last 10 Thursday games. The under is 8-1 in Utes last 9 overall.

The Utah Utes have a clear talent edge, and they look elite defensively. Utah is also winning in the favorite role by an average of 17.3 points while allowing 35.2 percent shooting. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are losing on the road by an average of 16.3 points while shooting 38.2 percent from the field. On paper, this should be a comfortable victory for the home team.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Utah Runnin' Utes -14.5

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