Arizona vs Utah Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, February 16, 2023

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The Arizona Wildcats (22-4, 11-4 Pac-12) look to continue a four-game home winning streak when hosting the Utah Utes (17-9, 10-5 Pac-12) on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET.

The Wildcats take on the Utes in a game that Arizona is currently a double-digit favorite by 11 points. A 147-point total has been set for the game.

Arizona vs. Utah Odds

Point Spread for Arizona vs. Utah

The spread for this matchup is set at 11 points, with oddsmakers listing Arizona as the favorite.

Arizona vs. Utah Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Arizona has -661 odds to pick up the win, while Utah is listed at +464 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 147 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Pac-12 Network
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Arena: McKale Center

Arizona vs. Utah Betting Trends

In the Arizona’s 26 games this year, it has 12 wins against the spread. The Wildcats have won in 21, or 84%, of the 25 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Arizona’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 13 times in 26 opportunities (50%).

Utah is 14-12-0 against the spread this season. The Utes have put together a 3-4 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 42.9% of those games). Utah’s games this season have gone over the point total nine times in 26 opportunities (34.6%).

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Arizona vs. Utah Key Players to Watch


Azuolas Tubelis paces the Wildcats with 20.2 points per contest and 9.3 rebounds, while also putting up 2.1 assists. Oumar Ballo is posting 14.7 points, 1.6 assists and 8.8 rebounds per game. Kerr Kriisa paces the Wildcats at 5.6 assists per contest, while also averaging 2.5 rebounds and 10.6 points. Pelle Larsson puts up 10.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest, shooting 44.6% from the field.


Branden Carlson is posting team highs in points (16.4 per game) and rebounds (7.5). And he is delivering 1.5 assists, making 53.2% of his shots from the field and 36.4% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 triples per contest. Rollie Worster is putting up a team-best 5.2 assists per contest. He’s also producing 9.0 points and 5.4 rebounds, hitting 43.4% of his shots from the floor. The Utes receive 9.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game from Marco Anthony. The Utes get 10.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game from Lazar Stefanovic.

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What you need to know about the Arizona Wildcats

Arizona’s Pac-12 games have gone over the point total seven out of 15 times this season. The Wildcats sport a top-25 offense this season, ranking seventh-best in college basketball with 83.2 points per game. On defense, they rank 224th with 71.0 points allowed per contest. Arizona is allowing 30.2 boards per game this year (124th-ranked in college basketball), but it has thrived by averaging 37.2 rebounds per contest (seventh-best).

The Wildcats are putting up 85.3 points per game in home games. Away from home, they are averaging 76.4 points per contest. This year, Arizona is making 8.7 treys per game (53rd-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 36.8% (52nd-ranked) from beyond the arc. This year, the Wildcats are giving up 7.8 threes per game (254th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 32.6% (116th-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Wildcats have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 8-2 overall over their last 10 contests. Arizona has hit the over in six of its past 10 contests. Arizona has seen a downturn in scoring recently, putting up 79.0 points per game in its last 10 contests, 4.2 points fewer than the 83.2 it has scored this year. Arizona’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (68.7) is 2.3 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (71.0).

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What you need to know about the Utah Utes

In Utah’s 15 chances this year in Pac-12 play, the combined scoring has gone over the point total five times. The Utes are 203rd in the country in points scored (70.5 per game) and 17th-best in points allowed (61.8). On the boards, Utah is 19th-best in the nation in rebounds (36.0 per game). It is 165th in rebounds conceded (30.8 per game).

At home the Utes are scoring 76.9 points per game, 16.1 more than they are averaging away (60.8). With 7.2 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.7% from downtown, Utah is 207th and 165th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. Defensively, the Utes are 54th in the country in 3-pointers conceded per game at 6.2. They are sixth-best in 3-point percentage conceded at 28.2%.

The Utes are 4-6 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their past 10 contests. Utah has gone over the total in three of its past 10 games. Utah has played worse offensively over its last 10 games, generating 65.3 points per contest, 5.2 fewer points its than season average of 70.5. In their previous 10 games, the Utes are surrendering 63.1 points per game, 1.3 more points than their season average (61.8).

Arizona vs. Utah Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Arizona, and we predict that Utah will cover the spread (Arizona -11). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 147 points.

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How to bet Arizona vs. Utah

You can bet on Arizona vs. Utah at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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