The Utah Utes avoided the 5 vs 12 curse and squeaked out a cover for their supporters on the betting lines in their tourney opener on Thursday, and they'll next be up against the Georgetown Hoyas in the Round of 32 on Saturday.
No. 5 Utah beat No. 12 Stephen F. Austin by a 57-50 score in the Round of 64 on Thursday in Portland, just covering the 6.5-point spread at the sportsbooks in the contest. No. 4 Georgetown advanced to the Round of 32 on Thursday with an 84-74 victory over No. 13 Eastern Washington.
4 seeds are 7-1 SU and ATS past eight games vs 5 seeds, which would favor No. 4 Hoyas here. They were 4.5-point underdogs according to MyBookie midday Friday, check for line updates.
Utah is 5-2 ATS past seven Round of 32 games.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Georgetown Hoyas bring a 22-10 record (13-17-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 25-8 Utes, who are 21-11 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Georgetown go 16-16 so far and the Utah Utes go 15-17.
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Georgetown Hoyas at No. 54 and the Utah Utes at No. 19 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.
How Utah Utes vs Georgetown Hoyas Stats Matchup
The game also pits Georgetown's No. 55-ranked offense, averaging 71.12 PPG, against a Utes defense that ranks No. 9 at 56.73 PPG. The Hoyas field goal percentage has averaged 45.64% so far, less than the Utes marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.5% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Utah earned a 57-50 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Thursday, getting 18 points from Jakob Poeltl at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter.
Georgetown got 25 points from D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera en route to a 84-74 victory over Eastern Washington on Thursday at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter.
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