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Utes vs Wildcats College Hoops Game Preview

Utah UtesArizona Wildcats
Feb 11, 2:00 PM | McKale Center

Utah Utes vs Arizona Wildcats Odds


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

Arizona will face the 5-19 Utes, who own a 8-14-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 10-14 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Utes are 11-12 favoring the OVER.

View Utah vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Wildcats installed as 22-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 17 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Utes sit at No. 343 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 73-50.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Utes is ranked No. 338 in NCAA hoops at 29 per game. Contrast that with Arizona’s No. 86 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Arizona is the No. 73-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while Utah rates No. 272 at 5.1 per game.

Defensively, Utah features the nation's No. 255-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.2 points per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 189 nationally in scoring at home.

Utah was a 57-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona State. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. Utah got 10 points from Chris Hines but lost anyway, 57-52, to Arizona State on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena.

Arizona won its last outing, a 71-57 result against Colorado on February 9. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. The Wildcats got 17 points from Jesse Perry as Arizona ran past Colorado 71-57 on Thursday at McKale Center.

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 2-3
After playing Arizona State are 3-2
After a loss are 2-8

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Washington State are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 1-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Utes at Wildcats trends to consider:
Utah is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Utah
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games

Next up:
Utah home to Colorado, Saturday, February 18
Arizona at Washington State, Thursday, February 16