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Utes open as college hoops underdog vs Pilots

Portland PilotsUtah Utes
Dec 19, 9:00 PM | Huntsman Center

Portland Pilots vs Utah Utes Odds


Utah looks to cover the Utes-Pilots pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 2-8 mark when they host Portland in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Pilots have watched them go 3-8 and 3-7 ATS on the year, while the Utes are at 2-8 and 2-6-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Utes are 5-4, while the Pilots have a 6-4 mark.

View Portland vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Utes in this one, they're listed as 2.5-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 304-rated Portland taking on the No. 344-rated Utes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 57-53 win for the Pilots on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 323 nationally ranked offense (58.3 points per game) against a Pilots defense that sits as the No. 329 at 77.5 PPG. The Utes have been averaging 41.6% from the field, less than the Pilots have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Portland owns the country's No. 338-rated mark, allowing 85.6 points per game on the highway. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 326 in scoring at home.

Portland was an 80-65 loser in their most recent outing at home against Montana. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as favorites. Portland suffered an 80-65 loss against Montana on Saturday, getting 18 points from Tim Douglas in a losing effort at Chiles Center.

Utah was a 71-59 winner in its last match at home against Idaho State. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs. Cedric Martin scored 19 points leading the Utes to a 71-59 victory over Idaho State at Huntsman Center on Friday.

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Nevada are 4-1
After playing Montana are 0-3
After a loss are 2-8

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Weber State are 7-3
After playing Idaho State are 3-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Pilots at Utes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games on the road
Portland is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Utah is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Utah is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Utah is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Utah is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Portland at Nevada, Thursday, December 22
Utah at Weber State, Thursday, December 22