Planning on watching today’s Cardinal and Runnin’ Utes game? Catch the action at Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT, as the Runnin’ Utes hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on PACN. The odds for this Pac-12 conference game currently have Utah as the -8.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 156 points.

STANFORD CARDINAL VS UTAH RUNNIN’ UTES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Stanford Cardinal +8.5

This game will be played at Jon M. Huntsman Center at 8:30 ET on Thursday, February 29th.

WHY BET THE STANFORD CARDINAL:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Runnin’ Utes.
  • Even though we have Utah winning straight-up, we like Stanford at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Stanford Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

Stanford comes into this game with a 12-15 record, and they have lost their last four games. In Pac-12 play, the Cardinal have gone 7-10, and their record on the road is 3-6.

As the underdog, Stanford has gone 4-7 this season, and they are 8-7 when they are favored. So far, they have been the underdog in 11 of their 27 games.

Against the spread, Stanford has a record of 12-13-1 this season. As the underdog, their ATS mark is 6-4-1. On the road, the Cardinal’s ATS record is 4-4-1, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 5-4-1.

So far this season, the over/under record for Stanford games is 15-11. The average scoring total in their games is 153 points, which is 6.1 points lower than the average over/under line of 149.9. Currently, the over/under line for today’s game is set at 156 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 143 points.

In their most recent game, the Cardinal’s offense tallied 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76.9 points per game. Maxime Raynaud led the scoring for the Cardinal, contributing 29 points. Additionally, Brandon Angel chipped in with 15 points.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Stanford is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 76.4 points per game (271st). Stanford’s three-point defense is currently 215th in the country at 8.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 45.3% of their shots vs. Stanford.

Will Utah Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Utah comes into this game as an 8.5-point favorite, and they have been much better at home than on the road this season. The Runnin’ Utes are 13-4 at home compared to 3-7 on the road, and their average scoring margin at home is +12.6.

Utah’s overall record this season is 16-11, and they are 7-9 in Pac-12 play. In their last game, the Runnin’ Utes lost to Colorado by a score of 89-65. Over their last 10 games at home, Utah is 8-2.

Utah’s ATS record this season is currently 12-15, including a mark of 9-8 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Utes have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Utah’s over/under record for the season sits at 13-12-2. So far, their games have averaged 151.2 points compared to an average over/under line of 147.1, resulting in an average margin of 4.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 156 is higher than the average of their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 141 points.

The Utah offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 65 points versus Colorado. During the game, they attempted 23 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 44.3%. In terms of three-point shooting, the Runnin’ Utes offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 24.4 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

Coming into today’s game, the Utah defense is giving up an average of 73.4 points per contest. Utah’s three-point defense is currently 212nd in the country at 8.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.5% of their shots vs. Utah.