Friday's game that pits the Utah Utes (25-4) against the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (29-4) at Jon M. Huntsman Center should be a one-sided matchup based on our computer prediction, which projects a final score of 84-62 in favor of Utah, who is heavy favorites by our model. Tipoff is at 7:30 PM ET on March 17.

The Utes lost their last game 66-58 against Washington State on Thursday.

Utah vs. Gardner-Webb Game Info

  • When: Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPNU

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Utah vs. Gardner-Webb Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Utah 84, Gardner-Webb 62

Utah Schedule Analysis

  • When the Utes took down the Stanford Cardinal (No. 5 in the AP's Top 25) on February 25 by a score of 84-78, it was their signature win of the season thus far.
  • Against Quadrant 1 teams, the Utes are 12-4 (.750%) -- the fourth-most wins.
  • Utah has four wins versus Quadrant 2 teams, tied for the 43rd-most in the country.

Utah 2022-23 Best Wins

  • 84-78 at home over Stanford (No. 5/AP Poll) on February 25
  • 71-69 at home over UCLA (No. 14/AP Poll) on January 29
  • 124-78 at home over Oklahoma (No. 16/AP Poll) on November 16
  • 85-58 at home over Colorado (No. 21/AP Poll) on December 14
  • 69-67 over Ole Miss (No. 27) on November 23

Gardner-Webb Schedule Analysis

  • The Runnin' Bulldogs' signature victory of the season came against the East Carolina Lady Pirates, a top 100 team (No. 84), according to our computer rankings. The Runnin' Bulldogs registered the 67-59 home win on December 15.
  • Gardner-Webb has the most Quadrant 4 wins in the nation (26).

Gardner-Webb 2022-23 Best Wins

  • 67-59 at home over East Carolina (No. 84) on December 15
  • 62-58 on the road over Austin Peay (No. 158) on December 1
  • 82-78 at home over Georgia Southern (No. 177) on November 19
  • 67-61 at home over High Point (No. 231) on December 31
  • 86-68 on the road over High Point (No. 231) on January 28

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Utah Performance Insights

  • The Utes average 83.5 points per game (fourth in college basketball) while allowing 65.9 per outing (220th in college basketball). They have a +509 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 17.6 points per game.
  • With 78.7 points per game in Pac-12 action, Utah is posting 4.8 fewer points per game in conference games compared to its season average (83.5 PPG).
  • The Utes are posting 89.9 points per game this year in home games, which is 11.4 more points than they're averaging on the road (78.5).
  • Defensively, Utah has been better at home this season, surrendering 63.7 points per game, compared to 66.8 away from home.
  • The Utes' offense has been worse over their last 10 games, racking up 80.0 points a contest compared to the 83.5 they've averaged this year.

Gardner-Webb Performance Insights

  • The Runnin' Bulldogs put up 77.0 points per game (21st in college basketball) while allowing 65.8 per contest (218th in college basketball). They have a +369 scoring differential and outscore opponents by 11.2 points per game.
  • In 2022-23, Gardner-Webb has averaged 78.4 points per game in Big South action, and 77.0 overall.
  • The Runnin' Bulldogs are scoring more points at home (79.2 per game) than away (74.2).
  • Gardner-Webb gives up 65.4 points per game at home, and 64.4 on the road.
  • Over their past 10 games, the Runnin' Bulldogs are averaging 78.2 points per contest, 1.2 more than their season average (77.0).