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Stanford Has Struggled Against Pac-12

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The Stanford Cardinal reluctantly start their Pac-12 schedule Friday when they host the Utah Utes. Stanford has faltered within the conference as they are 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS in their past five against Pac-12 opponents.

Shark Bites
  • Utah is 3-0 ATS in their last three games against Utah.
  • Stanford is 11-2 SU in their last 13 home games.
  • Stanford shot just 37.3 percent in their last meeting with Utah.

Stanford is coming off a cakewalk of a game against Carroll College Montana (yeah, I never heard of it either) in which they won 83-38. Sophomore guard Dorian Pickens has been on-fire for Stanford as he has averaged 19.5 points on 52 percent shooting over the past four games.

Utah is currently riding a four-game winning streak that includes a victory over Duke. The Utes offense has been near unstoppable during that span with the team averaging 99 points per game. Forward Kyle Kuzma has been a big part of Utah’s recent winning ways as the sophomore has tallied 17.8 ppg while shooting 60 percent in the past four contests.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Stanford Cardinal were listed as 3-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Utah Utes vs Stanford Cardinal Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Utah Utes will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Friday; they are 5-6-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Stanford Cardinal are 4-5 ATS. Utah Utes are 10-2 on betting the total; Stanford Cardinal are 4-5.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Stanford Cardinal at No. 143 and the Utah Utes at No. 65 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Stanford's No. 160-ranked scoring average of 72.73 PPG, against a Utah Utes defense rated No. 150 and allowing 70.85 PPG. The Stanford Cardinal FG% has averaged 44.82% to date this season, less than the Utah Utes shooters have managed so far (50.94% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Utah cruised to victory on Monday, running Albertson out of the gym and running up a 115-74 score at Jon M. Huntsman Center.

The Cardinal blew out Carroll (MT) on Sunday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 83-38 win at Maples Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Utah is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Utah is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Utah's last 24 games on the road
  • Utah is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Stanford
  • Stanford is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Stanford is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • Stanford is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Utah

Next Betting Matchups

Utah at California, Sunday, January 3rd
Stanford at Colorado, Sunday, January 3rd