Utah Utes vs Texas State Bobcats Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Texas State vs Utah battle Friday at Strahan Coliseum as the Bobcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Bobcats currently sports a 3-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-3 ATS. The Utes are 4-2 and 3-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bobcats produce a 1-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Utes have gone 0-1 against the number.
The Bobcats were listed as 2.5-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:
This game matches up the No. 212 (Bobcats) and the No. 57 (Utes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-71 result in favor of the Utes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Utes is ranked No. 49 in NCAA hoops at 40.3 per game. Contrast that with Texas State’s No. 134 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas State is the No. 116-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Utah rates No. 141 at 6.5 per game.
Defensively, Utah features the nation's No. 74-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Texas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 139 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Utah, they were a 62-55 loser as they battled Southern Methodist on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Jarred DuBois went off for 25 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Southern Methodist handed Utah a 62-55 defeat at Moody Coliseum.
Texas State won its last outing, an 81-69 result against UC Riverside on November 24. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. Texas State earned an 81-69 victory over UC Riverside on Saturday, getting 17 points from Corey Stern at Sullivan Arena.
Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Boise State are 2-1
After playing Southern Methodist are 3-0
After a loss are 2-8
Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Oral Roberts are 1-0
After a win are 4-6
A few Utes at Bobcats trends to consider:
Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Utah home to Boise State, Wednesday, December 5
Texas State home to Oral Roberts, Wednesday, December 5