Washington vs. Utah - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (23-6) at Washington Huskies (15-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 4:30 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)
The Line: Washington Huskies +13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Washington Huskies and the Utah Utes face off on Saturday in a Pac-12 battle as they close out their college basketball regular season schedules.
The Washington Huskies are 15-14 this season and they have lost 10 of their last 11 games. UW is averaging 68.3 points and they are shooting 43.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Nigel Williams-Goss leads the Huskies averaging 15.1 points and 6.0 assists per game. Andrew Andrews is averaging 14.7 points, Robert Upshaw is averaging 10.9 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Shawn Kemp Jr. is averaging 9.9 points. Washington is 7-7 at home and 4-13 in the Pac-12.
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The Utah Utes are 23-6 this season and they have won seven of their last nine games. Utah is averaging 72.2 points and they are shooting 48.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 55.9 points and their opponents are shooting 37.6 percent. Delon Wright leads the Cougars averaging 14.4 points and 5.4 assists per game. Brandon Taylor is averaging 10.4 points, Jordan Loveridge is averaging 10.2 points, and Jakob Poeltl is averaging 8.2 points and 7.0 rebounds. Utah is 6-4 on the road and 13-4 in the Pac-12.
Washington is 2-5 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, 1-6 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five home games. Utah is 35-14-3 against the spread following a win, 5-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 44-21-1 against the spread against the Pac-12. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
Utah didn’t cover the big number at WSU and I see them winning but not covering here.