Utah Runnin' Utes (17-10) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (18-9)
February 18, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -2.5 / Utah Runnin' Utes +2.5; Over/Under: +134.5
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The Utah Utes and the Arizona State Sun Devils meet in college basketball action from the Desert Financial Arena on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Arizona State is listed as a 2.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -150. The total for this game is set at 134.5 points.
For Utah, Eli Ballstaedt is questionable for this game with a concussion, while Gabe Madsen is out until next month with a leg injury. For Arizona State, no new names have popped up on the injury report coming into this game.
Arizona State’s 63-61 win over Utah back on February 26th, 2022, made it back-to-back wins for the Sun Devils in this head-to-head matchup.
Utah is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600 while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. Arizona State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a losing road record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 Saturday games.
This is one of the tougher games on the board, but I’m leaning towards the under here. This just has the feels of a first to 65 wins kind of game to me as both teams have been averaging mid-60s in their last 5 games on the offensive end and allowing the same on defense as well. I could honestly see either side winning this one by a bucket or two, but I think it’s a low-scoring game nonetheless. Give me the under here.