Arizona Wildcats visit Utah Utes in college basketball clash
Arizona Wildcats vs Utah Utes Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Arizona Wildcats travelling to Utah Sunday to take on the Utes.
This season, the Utes are 11-13 overall and 14-8 ATS ATS, while the Wildcats are 20-4 and 10-12 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Utah boasts a 9-9 on the OU, and Arizona is 7-13-1.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Utes as 8.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 90-rated Utes and the No. 20-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 77-69 result in favor of the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 83 in NCAA Division 1 with 37 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 163 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is college basketball's No. 213-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 52 with 7.5 per game.
Defensively, Arizona features the nation's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.7 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 277 nationally in scoring at home.
Arizona lost its last outing, a 71-58 result against Colorado on February 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. The Wildcats endured a 71-58 loss at the hands of the Buffaloes on Thursday, despite a 12-point effort from Solomon Hill at Coors Events Center.
In their last action, Utah was a 60-55 winner at home against Arizona State. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Utes got a terrific 26-point effort from Jason Washburn as Utah defeated Arizona State 60-55 on Wednesday at Huntsman Center.
Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 8-2
After playing Colorado are 3-2
After a loss are 8-2
Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Colorado are 2-6
After playing Arizona State are 3-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Wildcats at Utes trends to consider:
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arizona's last 10 games on the road
Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games at home
Utah is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Utah is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Arizona home to Washington, Wednesday, February 20
Utah at Colorado, Thursday, February 21