Utah heads to Tempe, Arizona, a massive over double-digit dog. Even at 6-6, Utah’s not out of it in the Pac 12. Not yet, anyhow. To have any shot of catching ASU, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon or Washington, they must start winning games. Can the Utes pull off the upset on the Sun Devils’ home court?
Utah vs Arizona State NCAAB Lines & Game Preview
NEXT UP: Utes will fly✈️ to Arizona🏜 to begin @pac12 play.Thur, Jan. 3 at Arizona State 6pm MST Sat. Jan. 5 at Arizona 12pm MST Watch both games on 📺 @Pac12Network #GoUtes🏀🔴 | #Pac12Hoops pic.twitter.com/TPzFk1fwHX — Utah Basketball (@UtahMBB) January 2, 2019
- When: Thursday, Jan. 3 at 8:00 pm ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, AZ
- TV: PAC12
- Radio: Utah / Arizona State
- Live Stream: Pac 12 Network
- ATS Odds: ASU -11 (-110)
- Over/Under Total Odds: 146 (-110)
Why Utah Utes are a good bet +11?
Utah could turn things around big time in their first Pac 12 game of the season. Utah battled some great teams in the final two months of 2018, including both Nevada and Kentucky, two of the favorites to win the NCAA Tournament.
Things change on Thursday night, though. It’s a clean slate in conference play. Utah’s got as much of a chance of winning the Pac 12 as any of their rivals. They know this, which is why the Utes should provide their best performance of the season.
- Points/G: 73.5
- Field Goal %: 46.1
- 3-Point %: 35.8
- Free Throw %: 73.3
- Rebounds/G: 35.2
- Points/G: 72.9
- Field Goal %: 46.1
- 3-Point %: 37.2
- Free Throw %: 70.7
- Rebounds/G: 36.9
Why Arizona State Sun Devils are a good bet -11?
Coach Bobby Hurley has the Sun Devils playing as well as any team in the Pac 12. Although they head into their first conference game off a stunning 66-67 loss to Princeton, the loss came on the heels of a massive victory.
ASU upset the previously unbeaten Kansas Jayhawks 80-76 on Dec. 22. That team, the one that beat the Jayhawks, should show up on Thursday night, not the team that lost to the Princeton Tigers.
- Points/G: 79.7
- Field Goal %: 43.2
- 3-Point %: 32.5
- Free Throw %: 68.4
- Rebounds/G: 44
- Points/G: 72.1
- Field Goal %: 39.7
- 3-Point %: 31.3
- Free Throw %: 72.8
- Rebounds/G: 30.5
NCAAB Betting Trends for Utah vs Arizona State
- Utah is 1-6 ATS in the last 7 games
- Utah is 6-1 SU in the last 7 games when playing Arizona State
- The total went OVER in 6 of Utah’s last 9 games on the road
- Arizona State is 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 games
- Arizona State is 9-3 SU in the last 12 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Arizona State’s last 6 games
Utah vs Arizona State Final NCAAB Betting Analysis
ASU’s the better team, but they’re only 4-3 at home this season. The Sun Devils tend to play down to their competition while picking it up against the top opponents.
The Devils have lost to Princeton as a -14.5 favorite, to Nevada 66-72 as a +6 dog, and to Vanderbilt by 16, 81-65 as a 1-point dog. The loss to Nevada makes sense. It’s obvious that ASU played their best in the Nevada loss.
Versus Princeton and Vanderbilt, two teams they probably should have beaten, they folded. The Sun Devils might win on Thursday night. They won’t cover the spread.
NCAAB Betting Pick: Utah +11