Utah Runnin’ Utes vs. Arizona State Sun Devils ATS Prediction 01/18/20

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The Utah Runnin’ Utes (10-6, 1-3 Pac-12) will be at Wells-Fargo Arena to square off against the Arizona State Sun Devils (10-7, 1-4 Pac-12) in a Pac-12 matchup. Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020, and can be seen on Pac-12 Network.

Utah Runnin’ Utes at Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last contest. The Sun Devils fell to the 20th-ranked Colorado Buffaloes, 68-61, while the Runnin’ Utes were defeated by the Arizona Wildcats, 93-77.

Utah did a fantastic job of making free throws (17-22; 77.3 percent) while Arizona State had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.7 (above their season average of 25.0). Arizona State’s Romello White had a good game, putting up 19 points and 10 rebounds. Riley Battin, meanwhile played a pivotal role for Utah with 16 points.

This was a highly contested series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the most recent matchup, the Sun Devils won 98-87. The Sun Devils’ turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Runnin’ Utes. Arizona State had a rate of 12.0, while Utah posted a mark of 16.1. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

Contrasting styles will be on display in this showdown. Arizona State prefers a fast-breaking style of play (36th in possessions per game), while Utah is slower-paced (202nd in possessions per game).

Utah at Arizona State Betting Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Arizona State, ATS Winner – Arizona State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Arizona State ranks 49th in steals per game (8.1) while Utah ranks 236th (4.4).
  • The Sun Devils average 3.3 blocks per game, which ranks 101st in the country. The Runnin’ Utes rank 120th in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
  • Arizona State ranks 139th in three pointers attempted per game (22.1) while Utah ranks 157th in three pointers allowed per game (22.5).
  • The Runnin’ Utes rank 83rd in rebounds per game (37.7) while the Sun Devils rank 259th in rebounds allowed per game (39.3).
  • Utah ranks 93rd in assists per game (14.1) while Arizona State ranks 227th (10.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Sun Devils have been outscored by an average of 4.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Arizona State has defeated opponents by an average of 3.4 points.
  • During their last five games, the Runnin’ Utes have scored an average of 65.2 points per game (11.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 80.4 points per game (8.3 above their season average).