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Washington State vs. Utah - 3/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Utah Utes (22-6) at Washington State Cougars (12-16)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Friel Court)

The Line: Washington State Cougars +13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Washington State Cougars and the Utah Utes face off on Thursday at Beasley Coliseum in Pac-12 college basketball.

The Washington State Cougars are 12-16 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. WSU is averaging 70.5 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 76.1 points and their opponents are shooting 46.4 percent. DaVonte Lacy leads the Cougars averaging 17.3 points per game. Josh Hawkinson is averaging 14.6 points and 10.9 rebounds, Ike Oroegbu is averaging 8.4 points, and Dexter Kernich-Drew is averaging 6.4 points. Washington State is 7-5 at home and 6-10 in the Pac-12.

Washington State vs. Utah - 3/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Utah Utes are 22-6 this season but they have lost two of their last three games. Utah is averaging 72.4 points and they are shooting 48.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 55.8 points and their opponents are shooting 37.5 percent. Delon Wright leads the Utes averaging 14.3 points and 5.3 assists per game. Brandon Taylor is averaging 10.4 points, Jordan Loveridge is averaging 9.9 points, and Jakob Poeltl is averaging 8.5 points and 7.1 rebounds. Utah is 5-4 on the road and 12-4 in the Pac-12.

Washington State is 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games against a team with a winning road record and 7-18-2 against the spread in their last 27 Thursday games. Utah is 5-0-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games, and 44-20-1 against the spread against the Pac-12. The home tea has covered the point spread in the last eight meetings of these two.

This is a game I don’t love but I will take Washington State to cover the spread though I see Utah winning the game.

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Washington State Cougars +13.5

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