Looking to win big? The Runnin’ Utes and Cardinal face off at 5:00 ET on PACN. The Cardinal are hosting the game at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA. The Runnin’ Utes are the favored team in this Pac-12 conference contest against the Cardinal. The game’s over/under currently sits at 155.5 points.

UTAH RUNNIN’ UTES VS STANFORD CARDINAL BETTING PICK

The Pick: Stanford Cardinal +2.5

This game will be played at Maples Pavilion at 5:00 ET on Sunday, January 14th.

WHY BET THE STANFORD CARDINAL:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Cardinal.
  • Not only will Stanford pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Utah Shock Everyone at Maples Pavilion?

Utah enters this game as 2.5-point favorites, and they have gone 10-2 when favored this season. So far, the Runnin’ Utes are 12-4 overall, including a 3-2 record in Pac-12 play.

On the road, Utah is 2-2 this year, and they are looking to snap a two-game losing streak away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -4.2 points per game, compared to +16.1 points per game at home.

Utah’s ATS record this season is 9-7, and they have gone 2-2 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Utes are 5-5 ATS.

Utah’s over/under record for the season sits at 7-7-2, and the average point total in their games is 150.9. Today’s over/under line of 155.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (145.4). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line.

Coming off their recent game, the Utah offense tallied 90 points in a matchup against UCLA. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they made 13 threes. For the season, the Utah offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 47%. So far, they have hit 54% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.8 made three’s per contest.

Currently, the Runnin’ Utes’ defense holds the 127th rank in the nation, allowing 69.9 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.2 threes per game vs. Stanford. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.7%.

Can the Cardinal Secure a Win at Home?

Stanford comes into this game as the underdog with a record of 8-7, including a 2-2 mark in Pac-12 play. The Cardinal have gone 6-3 at home this season, and they enter this game with an average scoring margin of +8.3 points per game at home.

In their most recent game, Stanford fell to USC by a score of 93-79. Over their last 10 games at home, the Cardinal have gone 7-3.

As the underdog this season, Stanford has gone 3-2 vs. the spread and they are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games as the underdog. At home this year, the Cardinal have a 5-4 ATS mark and over their last 10 home games, they are 6-4 vs. the spread.

Stanford’s over/under record this season is 9-4 and today’s line of 155.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (149.2). So far, 11 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s total. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points and their OU record during this stretch is 2-1.

The Stanford offense is coming off a game where they scored 79 points against USC. They posted a field goal percentage of 52.7% and connected on 13 threes. Mike Jones led the scoring for the Cardinal, contributing 23 points. Additionally, Brandon Angel chipped in with 18 points.

So far, the Cardinal’s defense is ranked 240th in the country at 75.6 points per contest. Stanford’s three-point defense is currently 175th in the country at 8.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.7% of their shots vs. Stanford.