UTSA vs. Utah Prediction and Odds for Tuesday, December 13 (Another Blow Out in Salt Lake City)

 Utah Utes center Branden Carlson (35)
Utah Utes center Branden Carlson (35) / Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

The Utah Utes got a dominant win their last time out and have to be feeling good at 8-2.

Last Thursday, they put up 99 points in a win over Jackson State and they’re big favorites again tonight against UTSA. The Roadrunners are 5-4 and most recently were on the losing end of a blow out, Saturday in New Mexico, 94-76. They’re back out west on Tuesday for this one and tired legs could play a factor at elevation in Salt Lake City. 

Branden Carlson and Utah are 6-1 at home this season and the odds for this one say they’ll cruise to another home victory. Let’s take a look at where Vegas has set the lines for this one. 

UTSA vs. Utah Odds, Spread and Total

UTSA vs. Utah Prediction and Pick

I wasn’t sure if the Utes were capable of a blowout last week against Jackson State, but they proved me wrong. This team is playing excellent defense and is shooting incredibly well from the field and from three. Their opponents are shooting 34% from the field and 24.4% from three, both fourth best in the country.

hey’re holding teams to 58.6 points a night, 15th best. On the other end Utah is shooting 40.3% from behind the arc, 15th best in the country. I’m not sure how real any of this is, because they’ve played an incredibly easy schedule so far, but they’re dominating these teams and they’ve got another inferior opponent tonight. 

I’ve been expecting shooting regression for Utah, but it hasn’t come yet, and maybe this is just who they are. I bet the under when they faced Jackson State, but Jackson State was a good shooting team from deep, so the game went way over.

UTSA is not that, they’re a very inefficient offense that is 323rd in the country in field goal percentage. I still like the under, but I feel better about taking Utah against the spread. UTSA was just out west playing at elevation in New Mexico, and now they’re up in Utah just a few days later playing in Salt Lake City. This feels like another blow out for the Utes. 

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