Arizona vs. Utah – March Madness Betting

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

March Madness betting odds are the most competitive on the Friday game between 12th seed Arizona and 5th seed Utah.

This game is a pick on the March Madness betting odds board which tells you that Utah is getting no respect in this NCAA Tournament matchup considering they are a #5 seed.

March Madness betting stats tell us that Arizona comes into the game at 19-13 straight up and 18-13 against the spread. The Utes are 24-9 and 19-13 against the pointspread. You can make a case that Arizona doesn’t belong in the NCAA Tournament at all, yet they are equal to the Utes in March Madness odds. The Utes are led by 7-footer Luke Nevill who dominates inside, averaging 16.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Utah was 10-2 this season when Nevill had a double-double. If this March Madness betting matchup is as close as the odds indicate then free throw shooting could decide the outcome. If that is the case the Utes will win this March Madness betting matchup since they are fourth in the country in free throw percentage.

Arizona has some star players who can impact March Madness betting. Center Jordan Hill, forward Chase Budinger and Nic Wise can all impact March Madness odds. Arizona plays very poor defense and overall is just not very focused as their regular season record would indicate. That could be a problem in March Madness odds against a very well coached and well prepared Utah team. Gamblers so far have chosen to take the star power of Arizona against the team oriented Utes since this 5-12 matchup is a pick in March Madness betting.

March Madness betting stats tell us that the Wildcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games. The Wildcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 March Madness betting games. The Wildcats are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall as March Madness betting statistics indicate.

Looking at the March Madness odds total we see that the Utes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games. The over is 4-0 in the Wildcats last 4 non-conference games as March Madness betting stats indicate. The under is 7-1 in the Wildcats last 8 vs. the Mountain West. The over is 5-1 in the Wildcats last 6 games. The under is 4-0 in the Utes last 4 overall.

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