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College Basketball Matchup - Utah Utes Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds Preview

Southern Methodist MustangsUtah Utes
Dec 18, 9:00 PM | Huntsman Center

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Utah Utes Odds

8-2TEAM RECORD6-3

The Utah Utes will be trying to slam the Southern Methodist Mustangs on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Huntsman Center in college betting action.

The Utes sport records of 6-3 and 6-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Mustangs have 8-2 and 6-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-2 for the Utes and 0-1-1 for the Mustangs.

View Southern Methodist vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Utes were listed as 7-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Utes - Mustangs odds would favor the Utes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Utah is rated No. 9 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern Methodist is at No. 182. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-71 win for the Utes.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 145-ranked offense, averaging 69.8 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 96 at 61.5 PPG. The Utes field goal percentage has averaged 48.6% so far, more than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Defensively, Southern Methodist features the nation's No. 88-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 158 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Southern Methodist, they were a 72-50 loser as they battled Rhode Island on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. Southern Methodist was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Rhode Island and falling by a 72-50 score at Thomas Ryan Center.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 61-58 loser as they battled BYU on the road. They covered in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. Utah got 14 points from Jordan Loveridge but lost anyway, 61-58, to BYU on Saturday at Marriott Center.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing CS Northridge are 0-1
After playing BYU are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Mustangs at Utes trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Utah is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Utah is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Utah is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Southern Methodist at Wagner, Friday, December 21
Utah home to CS Northridge, Friday, December 21