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Stanford favored by -5 against Utah on Saturday

Utah UtesStanford Cardinal
20-9March 08, 2014, 02:30 | Maples Pavilion18-11

The Stanford Cardinal will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Utah Utes at Maples Pavilion on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Utes will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 18-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cardinal are 16-10-1 ATS. Utah is 12-11-1 against the total, while Stanford is 13-14 versus the number.

View Utah Utes vs Stanford Cardinal Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Cardinal in this one found them listed as -5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Utes was expected to move the line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 96-ranked Cardinal and the No. 115-rated Utes in this matchup.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 63-59 winner as they battled California on the road. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog. The Utes got 13 points from Brandon Taylor as Utah ran past California 63-59 on Wednesday at Haas Pavilion.

In their last action, Stanford was a 59-56 loser at home against Colorado. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. The Cardinal got 24 points from Chasson Randle, but it was Colorado that prevailed in a 59-56 final on Wednesday at Maples Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Utes is ranked No. 94 in NCAA hoops at 36.07 per game. Contrast that with Stanford’s No. 106 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Stanford is the No. 145-ranked team in the country at 5.93 per game, while Utah rates No. 110 at 6.38 per game.

A few Utes at Cardinal trends to consider:
Utah is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Utah is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 9 games
Utah is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Stanford is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Stanford's last 7 games
Stanford is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Stanford is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home