College Basketball Lines & Expert Picks: Utah Utes vs Arizona Wildcats
Saturday, January 27, 2018
by Liev Jackson

#11 Arizona Looks to Make it Six in a Row as They Host Utah

College Basketball Lines & Expert Picks: Utah Utes vs Arizona Wildcats

Utah Utes (13-7) vs
#11 Arizona Wildcats (17-4)

Time: 5:30 PM ET
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Where: McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona
Watch on: FOX
Odds: Arizona -8½
Total O/U: 146½

Arizona avenged an earlier loss to Colorado with an 80-71 win on Thursday. The win raised their record to 17-4 and that one loss to the Buffaloes was their only defeat in their last 15 games.

They started their 2018 with a 94-82 win over Utah. They never trailed as Deandre Ayton led the way with 24 points and 14 rebounds.

Sedrick Barefield led the way with 23 points in a losing cause. The Utes are 13-7 and in sixth place in the PAC-12. They pulled off an 80-77 upset of #21 Arizona State in their last game and have now won three in a row. Barefield stepped up in a big way again, leading the team with 17 points and nailing a three-pointer as time expired in regulation to tie it. The defense locked down the Sun Devils in overtime as they did just enough to pull away for the win.

Arizona is scoring 82.1 PPG and allowing 71.4 PPG.

Utah is scoring 75.3 PPG and allowing 70.8 PPG.

Utah Utes vs. #11 Arizona Wildcats Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
595 Utah
147
596 Arizona
-8½
 
 
Utah Utes
 
Arizona Wildcats
13-7
Won 3
82
10-7-1
75.30
70.80
4.5
5-2-1
3-4
7-11
3-5
3-4
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
ATS
Offense
Defense
Diff.
ATS Home
ATS Away
O/U Record
O/U Home
O/U Away
17-4
Won 5
94
7-13-1
82.10
71.38
10.72
3-7-1
3-3
12-9
6-5
4-2

Utah Utes vs. #11 Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends & Predictions

Utah:
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Utah's last 12 games
Utah is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games on the road
Utah is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Arizona
Utah is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games when playing Arizona

Arizona:
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Arizona is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games at home

The result:
Arizona is -8½ point favorites and are playing a much improved Utah squad, but I like their chances to cover with multiple double digit wins over the middle class teams on their schedule. The Pick: Arizona 88-75.

Liev Jackson NCAA Basketball Predictions: Arizona -8½
Total O/U:
Over 146½
NCAAB Record: 7-7-0   /   -0.70 Units in March


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Tags
arizona wildcats - deandre ayton - sedrick barefield - utah utes

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