Utah Utes vs BYU Cougars Odds
Utah travels to BYU on Saturday, hoping to boost its 6-2 record with a victory over the Cougars.
The Cougars sit at 5-3 (3-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Utes are currently 6-2 (5-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? BYU is 1-1-1 OU, and Utah is 2-1 OU.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Utes were listed as 12.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 9-rated Utah taking on the No. 87-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-74 win for the Utes on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature BYU's No. 46-rated squad against Utah's No. 72-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, BYU rates No. 206 in the country with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 127 nationally with 6.6 per match.
Defensively, Utah features the nation's No. 101-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.5 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 44 nationally in scoring at home.
Utah was a 76-55 winner in its last match at home against Boise State. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Utah cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Boise State out of the gym and running up a 76-55 score at Huntsman Center.
Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Southern Methodist are 4-0
After playing Boise State are 0-3
After a win are 4-6
BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Weber State are 6-4
After playing Iowa State are 0-1
After a loss are 9-1
A few Utes at Cougars trends to consider:
Utah is 1-16 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against BYU
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Utah
BYU is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Utah home to Southern Methodist, Tuesday, December 18
BYU at Weber State, Saturday, December 15