College baskeball point spread favors Sun Devils in battle with Utes
Utah Utes vs Arizona State Sun Devils Odds
The visiting Utah Utes hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Wells Fargo Arena against the Arizona State Sun Devils.
The Sun Devils are 11-2 so far on the season, and 5-3 ATS vs. the number. The Utes, meanwhile, are 8-4 and 7-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Arizona State go 3-2 and the Utes go 3-3 on the totals.
The visitors opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Sun Devils at No. 125 and the Utes at No. 22 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-77 result in favor of the Utes.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arizona State's No. 59-ranked offense, averaging 75.2 PPG, against a Utes defense that ranks No. 24 at 57.2 PPG. The Sun Devils field goal percentage has averaged 47.2% so far, less than the Utes marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Utah owns the country's No. 71-rated mark, allowing 64 points per game on the highway. Arizona State, on the other hand, rates No. 120 in scoring at home.
Utah won its last outing, a 72-38 result against Albertson on December 28. The battle between the Utes and Coyotes didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Albertson was handed a 72-38 defeat on Friday at Huntsman Center.
Arizona State was a 68-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Coppin State. Jahii Carson scored 15 points leading the Sun Devils to a 68-52 victory over Coppin State at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday.
Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 5-2
After a win are 3-7
Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Colorado are 2-0
After playing Coppin State are 1-0
After a win are 8-2
A few Utes at Sun Devils trends to consider:
Utah is 1-17 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Arizona State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Arizona State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Arizona State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Utah
Utah at Arizona, Saturday, January 5
Arizona State home to Colorado, Sunday, January 6