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Utah Utes vs Wichita State Shockers College Basketball Betting Preview

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Utah Utes vs Wichita State Shockers battle Saturday at Intrust Bank Arena as the Shockers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Wichita State Shockers in this one found them listed as -3-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Utes was expected to move the line.

Utah Utes vs Wichita State Shockers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wichita State Shockers currently sport a 4-4 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-5 ATS. The Utah Utes are 7-1 and 2-5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wichita State Shockers produce a 2-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Utah Utes have gone 7-1 against the totals betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 100-ranked Wichita State Shockers and the No. 51-rated Utah Utes in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Utah is ranked No. 101 in NCAA basketball at 38.75 per game. Contrast that with Wichita State's No. 172 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wichita State is the No. 123-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Utah rates No. 78 at 7.88 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wichita State got 17 points from Fred Van Vleet en route to a 56-50 victory over UNLV on Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Utah is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Utah is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games
  • Utah is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Wichita State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Wichita State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wichita State's last 5 games
  • Wichita State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Utah home to Savannah State, Wednesday, December 16th
Wichita State at Seton Hall, Saturday, December 19th