Maine Black Bears at Utah Runnin’ Utes Betting Prediction
In the Black Bears’ last contest, they were beaten by the Denver Pioneers, 63-50. Denver’s free throw rate was their largest advantage over Maine. The Pioneers had a rate of 0.151, while the Black Bears posted a mark of 0.103. Maine’s Vincent Eze put together a solid game, recording four points and 10 rebounds.
Last season, Utah failed to reach the tournament following a 19-11 regular season campaign.
The high-powered offense of Utah will square off against the mid-tier defense of Maine. Dating back to last season, the Runnin’ Utes rank 86th in offensive efficiency, while the Black Bears were 223rd in defensive efficiency. The Runnin’ Utes should have the edge on that end of the court.
Maine Black Bears vs. Utah Runnin’ Utes Odds Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Maine, ATS Winner – Maine, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
Utah ranks 66th in assists per game (15.2) while Maine ranks 261st (11.8).
The Runnin’ Utes average 24.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 57th in the NCAA. The Black Bears rank 251st in three pointers allowed per game (23.6).
Utah ranks 145th in rebounds allowed per game (34.5) while Maine ranks 298th (38.7).
The Runnin’ Utes rank 127th in steals allowed per game (6.1) while the Black Bears rank 237th (7.4).
Utah averages 3.3 blocks per game, which ranks 146th in the nation. Maine ranks 165th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
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