Top-ranked Wildcats host the Utes
The Arizona Wildcats have won seven straight games SU against the Utah Utes as those Pac-12 teams meet in college hoops betting action at the McKale Center in Tucson on Sunday night.
Utah, though, has paid off on the college basketball odds in each of its last three games against Arizona, and the Wildcats are 8-1 SU but just 4-5 ATS in the last nine games between them. The OVER is 4-1 in their last five meetings.
The Utes will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 12-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 13-5 ATS. Utah is 6-8 against the total, while Arizona is 5-13 versus the number.
The Wildcats - Utes odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Arizona is rated No. 3 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Utah is at No. 41.
In their last action, Utah was a 79-75 loser on the road against Arizona State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Utah suffered a 79-75 loss against Arizona State on Thursday, getting 22 points from Jordan Loveridge in a losing effort at Wells Fargo Arena.
Arizona was a 69-57 winner in its last match at home against Colorado. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats grabbed a 69-57 win over the Buffaloes on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Nick Johnson at McKale Center.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 74 nationally ranked offense (75.53 points per game) against a Utes defense that sits as the No. 21 at 62.05 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 49.09% from the field, less than the Utes have managed so far this season (50.79% on average).
Utah home to Colorado, Saturday, February 1st
Arizona at Stanford, Wednesday, January 29th