The Utah Utes (17-9, 10-5 Pac-12) face the No. 8 Arizona Wildcats (22-4, 11-4) on Thursday at McKale Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Utah vs. Arizona odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
Rankings courtesy of the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll.
The Utes defeated Colorado 73-62 Saturday to cover as 4-point favorites at home. Utah has won 2 games in a row and 5 of its last 7 contests.
The Wildcats lost 88-79 to Stanford despite being 7.5-point favorites on the road. Arizona was on a 7-game win streak before the defeat.
This will be the second meeting between Utah and Arizona this season. The Utes won the first meeting 81-66 despite as 6.5-point home underdogs and the Under (153.5) connected.
Utah at Arizona odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:26 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Off the board (OTB)
- Against the spread (ATS): Utah +10.5 (-120) | Arizona -10.5 (+100)
- Over/Under (O/U): 146.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
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Utah at Arizona picks and predictions
Arizona 76, Utah 64
The moneyline was OTB at the time of publication. However, once it opens unless you’re confident in Utah pulling off the upset on the road, taking the moneyline in this matchup isn’t worth the risk.
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ARIZONA -10.5 (+100) is the lean with the Wildcats playing at home. The Utes will be without their 2nd-leading scorer in G Gabe Madsen and the Wildcats will want to get revenge for the loss earlier this season.
Utah is 1-3 ATS in its last 4 games overall and Arizona is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 home games.
Even with the Wildcats having 5 players scoring 10-plus points per game, UNDER 146.5 (-105) is the lean. Utah and Arizona have gone a combined 12-18 to the Over against conference opponents this season.
The Utes are also 4-0 to the Under in their last 4 road games and 4-1 to the Under in their last 5 games overall.
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