Arizona vs Utah Free NCAAB Odds Guide

Posted by Daniel Strum on Thursday,February 25, 2016 11:52, EST in

With just 3 games left to play in the regular season, the PAC-12 Conference is as tight as it has been all year long. Just 1 game separates the top 3 teams, but there is the distinct possibility that one of these teams will be knocked out of winning contention this weekend. The Arizona Wildcats and the Utah Utes are both currently 1 game back of the Oregon Ducks, but something is going to have to give when those two hook up in Salt Lake City on Saturday afternoon. It has been a great season for both of these teams, as both are still firmly entrenched in the top 25. A loss for either of them will likely not change that, but it will have a direct outcome on their chances of landing atop the conference standings at the end of next week. To keep up with the action of this and other PAC-12 games going down this weekend, make sure to check out our college hoops betting page.

Arizona Wildcats Vs Utah Utes, NCAAB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Saturday, February 27, 2 PM EST
Where: Jon M. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
TV: ESPN
Radio: ESPN700
Live Stream: WatchESPN
NCAAB Odds: TBA

Why bet on the Arizona Wildcats

While the Wildcats (22-6, 10-5) won’t fall out of the top 25 spot with a loss here, they could take a bit of a tumble from their current #9 spot, especially since they started this week out with a loss at Colorado. The defeat puts Arizona at 4-4 on the road in conference play, although none of those wins came versus ranked opponents. Where they end up after this week’s action is over will likely be close to where they stand when the season comes to a close, as their final two games are against unranked foes. That should be more than enough incentive for them to go looking for a win in this one, as the goals has to be to finish as highly ranked as possible, so as to pave an easier path through March Madness. The Wildcats are averaging 81.7 PPG, and are giving up 68.3 PPG.

Why bet on the Utah Utes

The Utes (21-7, 10-5) have hauled themselves right back into the top 25 with 4-straight wins, and that may turn into 5 if they can take out Arizona State on Thursday night. You would have to think that they will win that one, which will carry them into this game with some serious momentum going on. The Utes have a 5-game home win streak going on heading into their Thursday night game, and have been very tough to beat in their own building. The fans there will be looking to create a hostile environment for the Wildcats, and that may rattle a team that is already a little fragile after a tough loss. The Utes are averaging 79.0 PPG, and are giving up 69.6 PPG.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

A solid winning streak and home court advantage would appear to give Utah the edge in this one, but I like Arizona to get their swagger back with a big road win.

Arizona Wildcats 78 Utah Utes 70