Utah Utes vs. Savannah State Tigers - 12/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Savannah State Tigers (4-5) at Utah Utes (7-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -26 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes will go on the road to take on the Savannah State Tigers.
The Savannah State Tigers come into this fight with a 4-5 record and are 8th in the MEAC. Savannah comes into this game losing 5 out of their last 6 games even though they were to some quality teams like Oregon and Baylor. Savannah State is leading the Tigers through 9 games this season averaging 13.3 points per game and 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists. Chris Martin is second on the team with 13.2 points per game and 4.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists. Savannah will face another tough team in Utah this Wednesday.
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The Utah Utes come into this game with a 7-2 record and are currently 5th in the Pac-12. The Utes are coming off of a 67-50 loss to Wichita State. Through 9 games this season the leading scorer for the Utes has been Jakob Poeltl who is scoring 20.1 points per game and 9.8 rebounds with 2.2 blocks. Jordan Loveridge is second on the team with 15.0 points per game and 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists. The Utah Utes will try to bounce back in a very winnable game at Savannah State.
Savannah State is 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 road games. The Tigers are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning record. Utah is 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games overall. The Utes are 21-5 against the spread in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Utah is the far better team here. The Savannah State Tigers have been struggling as of late and even though they have played some quality teams this will be one of their hardest games of the season. With Utah being at home i like them to win this game big. Il take the Utes to cover at home.