Utah vs Stanford Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 8 Pac-12 Tournament (Cardinal Fend Off Reeling Utes)

Utah vs Stanford Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 8 Pac-12 Tournament (Cardinal Fend Off Reeling Utes)


Utah vs Stanford Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Pac-12 Tournament Game
  • Utah (17-14, 10-10 Pac-12) vs. Stanford (13-18, 7-13 Pac-12)
  • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena -- Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Coverage: Pac-12 Network

The Pac-12 Tournament kicks off on Wednesday, March 8, featuring a first-round matchup between the Utah Utes and Stanford Cardinal.

Utah stumbles into the tournament on a five-game losing streak, falling 69-60 to Colorado in its last outing on Saturday. Meanwhile, Stanford also looks to bounce back after coming up short in a 73-68 effort against Oregon.

Can Utah finally put its losing ways in the rearview mirrow?

Utah vs Stanford Odds & Spread

Both the moneyline and spread for this matchup are pick 'em situations, per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 136.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Utah vs Stanford Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Utah is 15-16-0 this season.
  • The Utes have an ATS record of 10-9 as 0.5-point favorites or greater.
  • Out of 31 Utah's games so far this season, 11 have hit the over.
  • Stanford's record against the spread is 16-15-0.
  • The Cardinal have an ATS record of 8-8 as 0.5-point underdogs or greater.
  • Out of Stanford's 31 games so far this season, 18 have hit the over.
Utah Rank Utah AVG Stanford AVG Stanford Rank
254th 68.9 Points Scored 69.8 221st
28th 63.5 Points Allowed 67.7 108th
20th 35.7 Rebounds 31.9 171st
110th 9.2 Off. Rebounds 9.2 110th
197th 7.3 3pt Made 8 104th
82nd 14.4 Assists 14.6 72nd
157th 11.7 Turnovers 11.9 184th

Utah vs Stanford Prediction & Pick

In what's projected to be an even matchup, I'm going with the team that's actually won lately. Stanford has wins over Oregon State and Washington in its last three games and while neither team is exactly a juggernaut, that's still more momentum than Utah has seen in quite some time.

Stanford is also averaging 77.3 points on 51.2% shooting over the last three games. It'll be hard for Utah to keep up with that face after averaging 60.2 PPG during its losing skid. The Utes have also had issues stopping their opponents from scoring, giving up a 72.8 PPG clip over that stretch as well.

After defeating Utah just over one month ago, Stanford is in a great position to have a similar result tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Stanford: 70 | Utah: 67

Utah vs Stanford Best Bet

With the odds being a pick 'em situation, the best bet is to side with Stanford on either the moneyline or spread. The Cardinal have the defensive edge that he'll them shut down a Utes team that hasn't been able to score if its life depended on it. Utah has also lost five of its last six Pac-12 matchups.

Stanford hasn't been perfect by any means, but I'd be shocked if it doesn't take advantage of Utah's rut.

Bet: Stanford ML (-110) or Stanford +0.5 (-110)

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