Utah at Stanford: 2/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Utah at Stanford: 2/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Stanford Cardinal (15-10) vs Utah Runnin' Utes (9-16)

Game Info: Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 11:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)

Betting Odds: Stanford Cardinal +5.5 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Utah Utes and Stanford Cardinal face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Maples Pavillion. When these two teams faced off in February of 2021 it was Stanford that won 73-66. 

Utah comes into this game with a 9-16 record overall and they have gone 11-13-1 against the spread. In the last game against Colorado, Utah’s defense struggled giving up 81 points and that led to the loss. Utah is averaging 70.5 points while their defense is giving up 70.3 points per game. The best player for Utah has been Branden Carlson who is averaging 13.8 points while shooting 53 percent from the field and 34.2 percent from deep. Boch Gach has also been good, averaging 9.3 points while shooting 41.9 percent from the field.

On the other side of this matchup is the Stanford Cardinal who sit with a 15-10 record and they are coming off a big win in their last game. The offense was able to score 76 points and that led to the 11 point victory. Stanford is averaging 68 points while their defense is giving up 68.6 points per game. The best player this season for Stanford this season is Harrison Ingram who is averaging 11.6 points while shooting 41.9 percent from the field and 32.6 percent from behind the three point line. There are three different players that are averaging at least 10.8 points per game. 

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The under is 5-0 in Stanford’s last five games played on Thursday. The over is 5-0 in the Cardinal last five games against a team with a winning percentage below .400. The over is 4-0 in the Utes last four games. Stanford is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games as a favorite. Stanford is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games as a favorite of 0.5-6.5. 

This number seems to be the sweet spot in terms of Stanford covering spreads, and that is going to be the case again. Utah’s defense struggled in the last game against Colorado and they will struggle against Stanford to defend. Back Stanford to come away with the cover of the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Stanford ATS

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