The No. 7 seed Utah Utes (17-14, 10-10 Pac-12) will hit the court in the Pac-12 Tournament against the No. 10 seed Stanford Cardinal (13-18, 7-13 Pac-12). The teams will square off Wednesday at 9:00 PM live on Pac-12 Network.
Wednesday’s matchup between the Utes and the Cardinal features a close line of Utah -1. The game has a point total of 136.
Utah vs. Stanford Odds
Point Spread for Utah vs. Stanford
The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with oddsmakers listing Utah as the favorite.
Utah vs. Stanford Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Utah has -112 odds to pick up the win, while Stanford is listed at -108 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 136 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: Pac-12 Network
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Arena: T-Mobile Arena
Utah vs. Stanford Betting Trends
Against the spread, Utah is 14-16-1 this season. The Utes have been victorious in 14, or 73.7%, of the 19 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Utah has eclipsed the over/under in 35.5% of its opportunities this year (11 times over 31 games with a set point total).
Stanford is 16-15-0 against the spread this season. The Cardinal have gone 3-13 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 18.8% of those games). Stanford’s games this year have gone over the point total 58.1% of the time (18 out of 31 games with a set point total).
Utah vs. Stanford Key Players to Watch
Branden Carlson is tops on the Utes with 15.9 points per game and 7.4 rebounds, while also averaging 1.5 assists. Rollie Worster averages a team-high 5 assists per contest. He is also posting 9 points and 5.1 rebounds, shooting 42.8% from the floor. Marco Anthony puts up 9.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2 assists per game. Defensively, he delivers 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Lazar Stefanovic posts 10.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 1.1 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
Spencer Jones is averaging team highs in points (13.9 per game) and assists (1.1). And he is producing 4.7 rebounds, making 43.6% of his shots from the floor and 39% from 3-point range, with 2.2 triples per game. Ingram Harrison is registering a team-best 3.7 assists per contest. He’s also contributing 10.3 points and 5.9 rebounds, hitting 39.9% of his shots from the floor, and 32.1% from 3-point range resulting in 1.1 treys per game. Maxime Raynaud is posting a team-leading 6 rebounds per contest. And he is contributing 8.8 points and 0.8 assists, making 55.2% of his shots from the field. The Cardinal receive 9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game from Brandon Angel.
What you need to know about the Utah Utes
Utah is 9-10-1 ATS in conference play this season. The Utes are averaging 68.9 points per game (252nd-ranked in college basketball) this year, while ceding 63.5 points per contest (28th-ranked). Utah ranks 19th-best in the nation by grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 161st in college basketball (30.8 allowed per contest).
Utah ranks 197th in the nation with 7.3 threes per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 221st with a 33.4% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Utes rank 19th-best in the nation by giving up a three-point shooting percentage of 30.2% to opposing teams. They rank 75th in college basketball by allowing 6.4 treys per contest.
Over their last 10 contests, the Utes have two wins against the spread, and are 3-7 overall. Utah has hit the over in three of its past 10 games. Utah has been scoring 62.6 points per game in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little lower than the 68.9 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. Utah’s defense has been less stingy as of late, as the team has given up 66.2 points per game during its last 10 compared to the 63.5 points per game its opponents are averaging this season.
What you need to know about the Stanford Cardinal
Stanford has put together an 11-9-0 ATS record so far this year in conference action. The Cardinal are 221st in the nation in points scored (69.8 per game) and 109th in points conceded (67.7). At 31.9 rebounds per game and 28.1 rebounds conceded, Stanford is 171st and 30th in the country, respectively.
In 2022-23, Stanford is 103rd in college basketball in 3-point makes (8 per game) and 93rd in 3-point percentage (35.8%). Giving up 8 3-pointers per game and conceding 35.3% from downtown, the Cardinal are 274th and 277th in the nation, respectively, in those categories.
The Cardinal have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. Stanford has gone over the total in eight of its last 10 contests. Stanford is scoring 72.7 points per contest in its previous 10 games, compared to its season average of 69.8. The Cardinal have fared worse defensively in their last 10 games, surrendering 73.1 points per contest, 5.4 more points their than season average of 67.7.
Utah vs. Stanford Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this game is Utah, and we predict that Utah will cover the spread (Utah -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 136 points.
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