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Utah Utes vs. BYU Cougars - 12/4/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

BYU Cougars at Utah Utes
Date & Time Wednesday December 4, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Jon M. Huntsman Center
Salt Lake City, UT
The Line
BYU -3
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There is nothing like a battle of two teams from the state of Utah as the BYU Cougars travel to Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday for a game against the Utah Utes.  In their last game, the BYU Cougars defeated Montana Tech by the score of 98-63.  Jake Toolson led the Cougars in scoring on the night as he recorded 17 points while shooting 7 of 10 from the field.  Zac Seljaas was BYU’s leading rebounder as he pulled in 6 boards, with all of them coming defensively.  T.J. Haws led the Cougars in assists against Montana Tech as he recorded 6 in the game while playing a total of 28 minutes. 

With the win against Montana Tech, BYU improved to 6-3 on the season and will be looking to improve on that record in their game against state rival, Utah.  Jake Toolson has led the Cougars in scoring this season as he has averaged 15 points per game so far this season.  Zac Seljaas has been the leading rebounder for BYU as he has recorded 5.1 rebounds per game.  T.J. Haws has been the leader in assists so far this season for the Cougars as he has averaged 4.1 assists per game.

The Utah Utes welcome the BYU Cougars to Salt Lake City on Wednesday after winning their last game against UC Davis by the score of 77-73.  Timmy Allen led Utah in points in their game against UC Davis as he recorded a total of 20 while shooting 8 of 13 from the field and 4 of 4 from the free throw line.  Riley Battin led the Utes in rebounding on the night as he recorded a total of 6, with 1 coming offensively.  Both Gach led Utah in assists in the game as he recorded 6 while playing a total of 33 minutes against UC Davis. 

After the win against UC Davis, Utah is now 5-2 on the season and will be looking for a win against a tough BYU team.  Timmy Allen has been the leading scorer so far this season for Utah as he has averaged 19.4 points per game.  Allen has also led the Utes in rebounds per game with 7.7.  Rylan Jones leads Utah in assists per game as he has averaged 5.7 per game so far on the season.

 BYU has scored an average of 75.2 points per game while allowing 68.2 points per game.  Utah has scored 81.4 points per game while allowing 67.9 points per game.  Both teams are 3-2 in their last 5 games played.  I am going to go with Utah in this one as they are 3-0 at home this year and BYU is 1-1 on the road.  Also, Utah has scored more points per game than BYU and has given up less points per game.  Utah wins 78-75.

Utah +3
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