Utah at Arizona - 1/15/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Arizona Wildcats (13-1) vs Utah Utes (8-8)
Game Info: Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 8:00 pm (McKale Memorial Center)
Betting Odds: Arizona Wildcats -20.5 -- Over/Under: 157.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Utah Utes will travel to play the Arizona Wildcats in a PAC-12 game on Saturday.
The Utah Utes are 8-8 (1-5) this season and have lost four games in a row. Utah is coming off of a loss to Washington State by a score of 77-61 in their last game. Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 44.8% from the field and 40% from three-point range. Both Gach led the Utes with 15 points and 3 assists in the loss. Utah is averaging 71.7 points per game and is giving up 68.8 points per game against, while also averaging 38.8 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. David Jenkins Jr. is averaging 10.9 points per game and 2 rebounds per game, while Both Gach is averaging 10.9 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game for the Utes. Utah is shooting 42.6% on field goals, 78.6% on free throws, and 33.2% on three pointers.
The Arizona Wildcats are 13-1 (3-0) this season and have won two games in a row. Arizona defeated Colorado by a score of 76-55 in their last game. Arizona shot 50.9% from the field and had 11 more rebounds than Colorado in the win. Azuolas Tubelis led the Wildcats with 14 points and 8 rebounds in the game. Arizona is averaging 88.9 points per game and is giving up 64.4 points per game against, while also averaging 43.9 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game. Bennedict Mathurin is averaging 18.5 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game, while Azuolas Tubelis (questionable) is averaging 14.7 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Arizona is shooting 49.8% on field goals, 71.4% on free throws, and 35.7% on three pointers.
Utah is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. The over is 5-0 in Utah’s last 5 road games. Arizona is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 7-2 in Arizona’s last 9 home games.
This is a very one-sided matchup and Arizona should win easily. Arizona is averaging just less than 89 points per game, shooting just less than 50% from the field, and averages 43.9 rebounds per game. I like Arizona here.