The Utah Runnin’ Utes (3-1) battle against the Ohio Bobcats (3-2) in the Myrtle Beach Invitational at HTC Center. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 22, 2019.
Ohio Bobcats vs. Utah Runnin’ Utes Free Prediction
The Bobcats are trying to rebound after their 76-53 loss to the No. 24 Baylor Bears in their last contest. One of Baylor’s biggest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They made 28 trips to the line, while Ohio went just 12 times. Lunden McDay led Ohio in scoring with 16 points on 6-for-11 shooting.
In the Runnin’ Utes’ previous outing, they got blown out by the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 79-57. Coastal Carolina’s 0.539 effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over Utah, who had a mark of 0.377. The Chanticleers’ mark was above their season average of 0.531, while the Runnin’ Utes’ was below their season average of 0.625. Timmy Allen put together a good performance for Utah, leading the team in scoring with 15 points on 6-for-12 shooting.
Utah should have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. Since the 2018-19 season, the Runnin’ Utes rank 32nd in offensive efficiency, while the Bobcats rank 175th in defensive efficiency.
Ohio Bobcats vs. Utah Runnin’ Utes Betting Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Utah
Ohio ranks 13th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while Utah ranks 233rd (4.1).
The Runnin’ Utes rank 48th in three pointers attempted per game (25.9) while the Bobcats rank 218th (21.0).
Ohio ranks 127th in steals per game (6.5) while Utah ranks 286th (4.5).
The Runnin’ Utes rank 89th in rebounds per game (37.1) while the Bobcats rank 205th in rebounds allowed per game (35.8).
Utah ranks 63rd in assists per game (14.7) while Ohio ranks 173rd in assists allowed per game (13.3).