Southern Methodist Utah Betting Preview
Utah Utes vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds
The Southern Methodist Mustangs will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Utah Utes at Moody Coliseum in NCAA basketball action.
The Utes will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 3-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mustangs are 4-2 ATS. Utah is 0-0 against the total, while Southern Methodist is 0-0 versus the number.
The visitors opened as 7.5-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:
This game puts the Mustangs, most recently No. 130 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Utes, who rate No. 57 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 84-73 victory for the Utes.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Methodist's No. 133 nationally ranked offense (71 points per game) against a Utes defense that sits as the No. 20 at 54.4 PPG. The Mustangs have been averaging 47.5% from the field, less than the Utes have managed so far this season (49.4% on average).
Defensively, Utah features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 146 nationally in scoring at home.
Utah won its last outing, a 66-54 result against Wright State on November 24. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite. Utah earned a 66-54 victory over Wright State on Saturday, getting 22 points from Jordan Loveridge at Huntsman Center.
In their last action, Southern Methodist was a 62-61 winner at home against Missouri State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Nick Russell went off for 25 points and added 1 rebound, leading Southern Methodist over Missouri State, 62-61, on Sunday at Puerto Vallarta ICC.
Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
After playing Missouri State are 1-0
After a win are 4-6
A few Utes at Mustangs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 9 games on the road
Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Southern Methodist is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Utah at Texas State, Friday, November 30
Southern Methodist at Hofstra, Saturday, December 1