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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Arizona Wildcats Over Utah Utes

Utah Utes


Arizona Wildcats
Saturday, January 17, 2015 7:00 PM ET
McKale Center

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Utah when they take on the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Utah Utes vs Arizona Wildcats Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Arizona Wildcats were listed as -5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Utah Utes vs Arizona Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Wildcats sit at 15-2 (8-9 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Utah Utes are currently 14-2 (12-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Arizona is 8-9 OU, and Utah is 9-6 OU.

The Wildcats - Utes odds would favor the Utes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Arizona is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Utah is at No. 5.

How Utah Utes vs Arizona Wildcats Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arizona has the nation's No. 30-rated offensive output, at 74.65 PPG. The visiting Utah Utes defense ranks No. 7 allowing on average 55.31 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 48.88% so far, less than the Arizona Utes marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.3% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Delon Wright scored 21 points leading the Utes to a 76-59 victory over Arizona State at Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday.

Arizona earned a 68-54 victory over Colorado on Thursday, getting 22 points from Stanley Johnson at McKale Center.

Utah Utes vs Arizona Wildcats Betting Odds Trends

Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Utah is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Utah is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Utah's last 10 games on the road
Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Arizona is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
Arizona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Utah home to Washington State, Wednesday, January 21st
Arizona at Stanford, Thursday, January 22nd