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Wildcats vs Utes Game Preview

Arizona WildcatsUtah Utes
Nov 17, 10:00 PM | Turf of Rice-Eccles Stadium

Arizona Wildcats vs Utah Utes Odds


The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between Utah and Arizona on Saturday, with the host Utes trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

The Utes sport records of 4-6 and 5-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Wildcats sit at 6-4 and 5-5 ATS on the season. The over under records are 4-4-1 for the Utes and 7-2 for the Wildcats.

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Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 69 (Utes) and the No. 58 (Wildcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 34-32 result in favor of the Wildcats is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 85-ranked offense (25.4 PPG) against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 105 at 34.6 PPG. The Utes passing attack has averaged 184.7 yards per game, less than the Wildcats give up through the air (304.7 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Wildcats feature the league's No. 118-rated road run defense, allowing 264.3 yards per game. Utah, meanwhile, ranks No. 91 in rushing offense at home.

Arizona was a 56-31 winner in their most recent outing at home against Colorado. They failed to cover the 28.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (87) made winners of OVER bettors. Ka'Deem Carey ran through the Colorado defense for 366 yards in Arizona's last game, handing the Buffaloes a 56-31 setback on Saturday at Arizona Stadium.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 34-15 loser as they battled Washington on the road. Utah failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 49 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. John White tore up the turf for 142 rushing yards in the latest Utes game, a 34-15 loss to the Huskies at CenturyLink Field.

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Wildcats at Utes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games on the road
Arizona is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Arizona is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games
Utah is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Arizona home to Arizona State, Friday, November 23
Utah at Colorado, Friday, November 23