Boise State favored by 6.5 against Utah on Wednesday
Boise State Broncos vs Utah Utes Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Utah vs Boise State battle Wednesday at Huntsman Center as the Utes look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Supporters of the Broncos have watched them go 6-1 and 4-2 ATS on the year, while the Utes are at 5-2 and 4-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Utes are 1-1, while the Broncos have a 3-0 mark.
The Broncos were listed as 6.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 173-rated Boise State taking on the No. 9-rated Utes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-79 win for the Utes on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Broncos rank No. 246 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.3 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 49 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is college basketball's No. 162-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Broncos rate No. 24 with 8.6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Boise State owns the country's No. 161-rated mark, allowing 69.3 points per game on the highway. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 175 in scoring at home.
Boise State won its last outing, an 87-64 result against Seattle on December 2. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Boise State cruised to victory on Sunday, running Seattle out of the gym and running up an 87-64 score at KeyArena.
In their last action, Utah was a 74-69 winner on the road against Texas State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Jarred DuBois scored 21 points leading the Utes to a 74-69 victory over Texas State at Strahan Coliseum on Friday.
Boise State Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LSU are 1-0
After a win are 6-4
Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing BYU are 4-6
After playing Texas State are 1-0
After a win are 3-7
A few Broncos at Utes trends to consider:
Boise State is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Utah is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
Boise State home to LSU, Friday, December 14
Utah at BYU, Saturday, December 8