Central Michigan Chippewas vs Utah Utes Odds
The Utah Utes hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Central Michigan Chippewas pay a visit to Huntsman Center on the college basketball betting menu.
The Chippewas will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 2-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Utes are 1-1 ATS. Central Michigan is 0-1 on the totals; Utah is 0-0.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Utah Utes as 6.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Utes - Chippewas odds would favor the Chippewas if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Utah is rated No. 341 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Michigan is at No. 279. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 87-67 win for the Utes.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Chippewas is ranked No. 198 in NCAA hoops at 35 per game. Contrast that with Utah’s No. 23 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Utah is the No. 213-ranked team in the country at 5.7 per game, while Central Michigan rates No. 213 at 5.7 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Central Michigan owns the country's No. 121-rated mark, allowing 64 points per game on the highway. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 126 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Central Michigan was a 59-55 winner on the road against Wright State. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Kyle Randall scored 13 points leading the Chippewas to a 59-55 victory over Wright State at Huntsman Center on Wednesday.
Utah won its last outing, a 57-46 result against Idaho State on November 21. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Dallin Bachynski scored 22 points and helped out with 16 rebounds for Utah on Wednesday, leading the Utes to a 57-46 victory over Idaho State at Huntsman Center.
Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After playing Wright State are 4-4
After a win are 4-6
Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Idaho State are 4-2
After a win are 3-7
A few Chippewas at Utes trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Utah is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
Central Michigan home to Idaho State, Saturday, November 24
Utah home to Wright State, Saturday, November 24