Arizona vs Utah Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 1 (Wildcats Out-Duel Utes in High-Scoring Collision)

Devon Platana
Arizona vs Utah prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Arizona vs Utah prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Rick Scuteri

Arizona vs Utah Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 4 Arizona Wildcats (6-0, 0-0 Pac-12) vs. Utah Utes (5-2, 0-0 Pac-12)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Jon M. Huntsman Center — Salt Lake City, UT
Coverage: Pac-12 Network

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Thursday, Dec. 1, including a Pac-12 showdown between the No. 4 Arizona Wildcats and Utah Utes.

No one seems to be able to slow down Arizona, which won its sixth game in a row with an 81-79 win over then-No. 10 Creighton last week. Meanwhile, after losing to Mississippi State, Utah got back in the win column Saturday with a 95-66 victory against St. Thomas-Minnesota.

Can Arizona maintain its spotless record when all is said and done? Or will Utah figure out a way to hand its Pac-12 rival their first loss of the campaign?

Arizona vs Utah Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: ARIZ: (-295) | UTAH: (+235)
Spread: ARIZ: -7.5 (-104) | UTAH: +7.5 (-118)
Total: 155.5 - Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

Arizona enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 155.5 points, which is among the highest of Thursday's projected totals.

Arizona vs Utah Prediction & Pick

Arizona's offense is absolutely elite this season. The Wildcats pace the nation in both points per game (97.5) and field-goal percentage (60.3%) while ranking third with a 45.0% three-point rating and second with 21.8 assists per game.

While Arizona's defense isn't nearly as good (78.7 PPG, No. 314), Utah's offense isn't good enough to take advantage of the situation. The Utes were held to 55 or fewer points in each of their two losses and currently average about 10 fewer field goals made (25.1) than the Wildcats do this season (35.2).

Taking into account that Arizona has also won 22 of its last 26 games against Utah, I expect that trend to continue with another Wildcats win tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Arizona: 84 | Utah: 78

Arizona vs Utah Betting Trends

- Arizona is 17-3 straight up in its last 20 games against Utah.
- Utah is 4-8 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 games.
- The total has hit the over in 11 of Arizona's last 15 games.
- The total has hit the over in six of Utah's last eight games against Arizona.

Arizona vs Utah Best Bet

Those who love seeing points scored will want to tune into this game. Not only has the total gone over in 11 of Arizona's last 15 games, but it's also done so in six of its last eight outings against Utah. In fact, the two sides even combined for over 155.5 points in five of those matchups.

With the Wildcats having the better offenses in the league and a mediocre defense that should allow the Utes to score a fair amount of points, look for the over to be hit tonight.

Bet: Over 155.5 Points (-105)

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