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Point spread favors Wildcats in battle with Utes

Arizona WildcatsUtah Utes
Jan 19, 8:30 PM | Huntsman Center

Arizona Wildcats vs Utah Utes Odds


The Utes will be trying to slam the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday when the teams tip off at Huntsman Center in college betting action.

The Utes are 4-13 so far on the season, and 6-9-1 ATS vs. the number. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 12-6 and 8-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 8-8 and the Wildcats go 7-10 on the totals.

View Arizona vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Utah sat as 14-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Utes sit at No. 343 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wildcats sit at No. 33 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 72-50.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 335 nationally ranked offense (56.7 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 66 at 62.4 PPG. The Utes have been averaging 41.1% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (44.5% on average).

Defensively, Arizona features the nation's No. 115-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 332 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 59-57 loser as they battled Oregon at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. Arizona got 16 points from Solomon Hill but lost anyway, 59-57, to Oregon on Saturday at McKale Center.

Last time out for Utah, they were an 81-45 loser as they battled California on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 23.5-point underdog. Utah was run off the court by the Golden Bears on Saturday as California routed them 81-45 at Haas Pavilion.

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Colorado are 0-1
After playing Oregon are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona State are 3-1
After playing California are 1-1
After a loss are 2-8

A few Wildcats at Utes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arizona's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games at home
Utah is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona

Next up:
Arizona at Colorado, Saturday, January 21
Utah home to Arizona State, Saturday, January 21