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Utes open as college hoops underdog vs Wildcats

Utah UtesWeber State Wildcats
Dec 22, 9:00 PM | Dee Events Center

Utah Utes vs Weber State Wildcats Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Weber State vs Utah battle Thursday at Dee Events Center as the Wildcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Wildcats sit at 7-3 (2-5-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Utes are currently 3-8 (3-6-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Weber State is 6-2 OU, and Utah is 6-4 OU.

View Utah vs Weber State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 13-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 139-rated Wildcats and the No. 344-ranked Utes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-58 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Weber State's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 80.5 PPG, against a Utes defense that ranks No. 286 at 73.3 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, more than the Utes marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.

Defensively, Utah features the nation's No. 312-rated defense on the road, allowing 81 points per game. Weber State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 nationally in scoring at home.

Utah was a 72-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Portland. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs. Utah got 26 points from Josh Watkins en route to a 72-67 victory over Portland on Monday at Huntsman Center.

Weber State was a 106-57 winner in its last match at home against Mayville State. Weber State cruised to victory on Monday, running Mayville State out of the gym and running up a 106-57 score at Dee Events Center.

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 2-2
After playing Portland are 0-1
After a win are 5-5

Weber State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Idaho State are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Utes at Wildcats trends to consider:
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Weber State
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah's last 10 games on the road
Utah is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Weber State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Weber State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Weber State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Utah
Weber State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing Utah

Next up:
Utah at Colorado, Saturday, December 31
Weber State home to Idaho State, Thursday, December 29