Stanford at Utah: 1/14/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Stanford at Utah: 1/14/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Runnin' Utes (4-5) vs Stanford Cardinal (8-3)

Game Info: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)

Betting Odds: Utah Runnin' Utes +2 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Stanford Cardinals and Utah runnin’ Utes face on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Jon M. Huntsman Center.

The Stanford Cardinal come into this game with an 8-3 record overall and coming into this game they have won three games in a row and they have also covered the spread in each of the last three games.  In the last game against Washington State, the defense locked down giving up only 60 points and that led to a 15 point victory. Stanford on the season is averaging 73.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 66.5 points per game. Stanford is led by Oscar da Silva who averages 19.8 points and shoots 62.8 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from the deep.

On the other side of this matchup is the Utah Utes who are really struggling coming into this game having lost four games in a row. Each of the last three games, Utah has failed to cover the spread. In the last game against Colorado the offense only managed 58 points and that led to the victory. Utah was actually leading that game at halftime, but the offense was awful in the second half and that led to the defeat. On the season, Utah is averaging 68.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 65.7 points per game. Utah is led by Timmy Allen who averages 15.8 points and shoots 45.1 percent from the field and  23.5 percent deep.

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The under is 9-4 in Stanford’s last 13 games played on Thursday. The over is 8-2 in Utah’s last 10 games against the Pac-12. The over is 10-4 in Utah’s last 14 games overall. The home team is 8-1-1 against the spread in the last ten meetings. 

Utah’s offense is awful and their offense is going to let them down in this game. Look for Stanford to run up the score, Utah is going to have no chance to keep up, and Stanford will make this game ugly. Back Stanford to win this game and cover the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Stanford -2

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