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Arizona Wildcats face Utah Utes: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Arizona Wildcats Utah Utes
23-2 February 19, 2014, 10:00 | Jon M. Huntsman Center 17-8

 

Utah looks to cover the college basketball point spread on Wednesday and improve its overall 17-8 mark when they host Arizona in NCAA basketball wagering action.

Arizona has been struggling in Pac 12 play and they lay 4.5 points according to BetDSI.

Utah will face the 23-2 Wildcats, who own a 14-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Utes are 10-10 on the OU so far this season while the Wildcats are 5-19.

View Arizona Wildcats vs Utah Utes Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Utah in this one found them as 4-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at BetDSI before gametime.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 97-rated Utes and the No. 19-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Last time out for Arizona, they were a 69-66 loser as they battled Arizona State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Arizona got 17 points from T.J. McConnell but lost anyway, 69-66, to Arizona State on Friday at Wells Fargo Arena.

Utah lost its last outing, an 80-66 result against UCLA on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Utah suffered an 80-66 loss against UCLA on Saturday, getting 16 points from Delon Wright in a losing effort at Pauley Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 16 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.4 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 112 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is college basketball's No. 94-ranked team at 6.72 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 217 with 4.96 per game.

A few Wildcats at Utes trends to consider:
Arizona is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Arizona is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games
Arizona is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Utah is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
Utah is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
Utah is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Arizona at Colorado, Saturday, February 22nd
Utah at Arizona State, Sunday, February 23rd