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Utah Can't Beat Arizona SU or ATS

Utah Football Booker

Utah may be the quietest top 10 team of the season, but a win over Arizona would go a long way to prove some of the sceptics wrong as the Utes are 0-3 SU and ATS in their past three against the Wildcats. The two teams will renew acquaintances this Saturday when Arizona hosts Utah.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 5-1 ATS in the past six meetings between these teams.
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of Arizona’s past 11 games.
  • In Devontae Booker’s one career start against Arizona he rushed for 142 yards.

Utah continues to grind out wins with their hard-nosed defense and an opportunistic offense. The Utes offense ranks 79th in yards per game, but 39th in points per game, which has a lot to do with their defense giving them a short field to work with.

Arizona is on a three-game losing streak and have not picked up a win since October 18. Quarterback Anu Soloman, who is looked at as the savior of the program, has been struggling as the sophomore has thrown all three of his interceptions this season in the past two games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 4.5 for the Arizona Wildcats, but that line has sinced moved to +6. The total was set at 62 as of Friday afternoon.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 32-30 win for the Wildcats. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Utah Utes vs Arizona Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Wildcats currently sport a record of 5-5, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-5 ATS. The Utah Utes are 8-1 and 5-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Arizona Wildcats post a 7-3 over under record this season, while the Utah Utes have gone 5-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Utah injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 81-rated Arizona Wildcats and the No. 19-rated Utah Utes in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Arizona Wildcats No. 23-ranked offense (36.7 PPG) against a Utah Utes defense that ranks No. 32 at 21.56 PPG. The Arizona Wildcats passing attack has averaged 256.5 yards per game, more than the Utah Utes give up through the air (251.22 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Utah Utes feature the league's No. 39-rated road run defense, allowing 146.5 yards per game. Arizona, meanwhile, ranks No. 7 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Utah got a 150-yard performance from Devontae Booker as a key part of its 34-23 win over Washington.

Ronald Jones II ran through the Southern Cal defense for 177 yards in Arizona's last game, but the Wildcats still lost a 38-30 decision at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Utah is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games
  • Utah is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Utah is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Arizona is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona's last 11 games
  • Arizona is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Arizona is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Utah home to UCLA, Saturday, November 21st
Arizona at Arizona State, Saturday, November 21st

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