A pair of Pac-12 teams will mix it up on Thursday night. The Arizona Wildcats are on the road at the Utah Utes. Arizona is ranked 8th in the country, and lead the Pac-12. Overall, the Wildcats are 17-5 on the season. Arizona has won three straight games, with their most recent win by 11 at home over Stanford. The Wildcats are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
For the Utah Utes, they come into the game with a 15-7 record on the season. The Utes are coming off a win at home over Colorado. The Utes are 5-5 in their last 10 games. When playing at home, Utah is a perfect 12-0.
The Arizona Wildcats are -5.5 over Utah in this game. The total is listed at 160.5.
The Arizona Wildcats come into this game with five losses on the season. Three came in non conference action, as Purdue and Florida Atlantic got them. A loss to Stanford was their first conference loss, and then recent defeats on the road at Washington State and Oregon State put them where they are at now.
Since the latest loss, they have won three straight games, scoring 82, 91 and 87 in those games. Arizona ranks fourth in College Basketball with 89 points per game. The Wildcats are also one of the best rebounding and assists teams in all of College Basketball. Caleb Love leads the team with 18.9 points per game.
Arizona is playing their first of back to back road games. Next for the Wildcats is a trip to Colorado. Following this, the Wildcats are home for three straight games. They will welcome Arizona State, Washington State and then the Washington Huskies to town.
Utes at Home
For Utah, they would love to make some hay in the final month and put themselves in a spot where they had to get into the big dance. The Utes are 15-7 on the season, and 6-5 in Pac-12 action. Utah is tied with Colorado, while trailing Arizona, Washington State and the Oregon Ducks.
After back to back losses on the road at Washington State and Washington, the Utes needed it, and got a win over Colorado. They also won the previous week at home over both Oregon State and Oregon. The Utes are scoring 78.4 points per game. Brandon Carlson is the top scorer for Utah. He is scoring 16.1 points pre game.
Utah will host Arizona State on Saturday, before going on the road for three straight games. The Utes will make a trip to Los Angeles to host USC on February 15th and UCLA on February 18th. After that, the Utes go to Colorado to take on the Buffaloes.
Utah Stuns Arizona
Arizona is going to need to shake the road woes if they are going to win the Pac-12. Look for Utah to be a rude host in this game, and pull off home upset. You never know in this conference, and this is another one of those games. The Utah Utes slow the pace down, and come away with a home win over the Arizona Wildcats. When we go to bet on this game, we are going to take the Utah Utes +5.5 over the Arizona Wildcats. Enjoy the game!
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