Utah Utes vs. Arizona Wildcats - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (22-6) at Utah Utes (22-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Wildcats will travel to play the Utah Utes in a PAC-12 game on Saturday.
The Utah Utes are 22-7 (11-5) and are coming off of a win against Arizona State by a score of 81-46. Utah has won 5 games in a row and is currently 2nd in the PAC-12 standings. Utah is averaging 79.1 points per game while giving up 68.8 points per game. Utah is also averaging 37.8 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game. Jakob Poeltl is averaging 17.7 points per game and 8.9 rebounds per game for Utah. Jordan Loveridge is averaging 11.9 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Utes. Utah is shooting 71.4% on free throws, 36.8% on three-pointers, and 49.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Arizona Wildcats are 22-6 (10-5) and are coming off of a loss to Colorado by a score of 75-72. Arizona has won 6 of their last 7 games and is currently tied for 3rd in the PAC-12 standings. Arizona is averaging 81.7 points per game while giving up 68.3 points per game. Arizona is also averaging 40.6 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game. Ryan Anderson is averaging 16 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game for Arizona. Allonzo Trier is averaging 14.8 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Arizona is shooting 72.6% on free throws, 37.3% on three-pointers, and 49.1% on all field goal attempts.
Utah is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games. The over is 4-0 in Arizona’s last 4 games. Utah is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games. Utah is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win. The over is 5-1 in Utah’s last 6 Saturday games. Arizona is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
This should be a very good game between two teams fighting at the top of the PAC-12 standings. Both teams are similar in points scored and points against, while Arizona has the rebounding advantage. I like Arizona on the road in this game.