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Massachusetts MinutemenUtah Utes
Nov 25, 9:30 PM | Atlantis Resort

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Utah Utes Odds

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The Utah Utes will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Atlantis Resort on Friday in NCAAB play.

The game is being played at Atlantis Resort, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Minutemen will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 3-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Utes are 0-3 ATS. Massachusetts is 2-2 on the totals; Utah is 2-1.

View Massachusetts vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Utes at No. 202 and the Minutemen at No. 51 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 81-53 result in favor of the Minutemen.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Minutemen is ranked No. 13 in NCAA hoops at 43.6 per game. Contrast that with Utah’s No. 301 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Utah is the No. 288-ranked team in the country at 4.5 per game, while Massachusetts rates No. 77 at 7.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Massachusetts owns the country's No. 66-rated mark, allowing 59.5 points per game on the highway. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 319 in scoring at home.

Massachusetts lost its last outing, a 73-53 result against Florida State on November 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. The battle between the Seminoles and Minutemen didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Massachusetts was handed a 73-53 defeat on Thursday at Atlantis Resort.

Utah was a 75-47 loser in their most recent outing at home against Harvard. They failed to cover the 14.5–point spread as underdogs. Utah was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Harvard and falling by a 75-47 score at Atlantis Resort.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Florida State are 1-2
After a loss are 4-6

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Fresno State are 4-1
After a loss are 2-8

A few Minutemen at Utes trends to consider:
Utah is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Massachusetts home to Towson, Wednesday, November 30
Utah at Fresno State, Saturday, December 3

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