Peterson: Best bet for BYU vs. Utah

By Greg Peterson  ( 

November 26, 2021 06:27 PM

The the next chapter in the BYU vs Utah rivalry will be written on Saturday, as both teams enter undefeated.

BYU Cougars (-1, 137) at Utah Utes

(stats as of Friday morning)

Both teams have thrived on defense, with BYU ranked 32nd in points allowed on a per-possession basis, while Utah is 16th in allowing opponents to make just 3.4 3-pointers per game, the fewest in the country.

The Utes have dominated the glass, ranking third in the country in rebound rate, while BYU is 26th getting a rebound in 39 percent of their missed shots.

BYU is second in the country in opponents 3-point shooting percentage, while Utah is 191st in 3-point shooting percentage. BYU is also 278th in 3-point shooting percentage.

Both teams have been dominant on defense, and with both 239th or worse in possessions per game, it will be low scoring affair on Saturday.

Pick: Under 137

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