Washington State Cougars vs. Utah Utes - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (13-5) at Washington State Cougars (9-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Friel Court)
The Line: Washington State Cougars -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Utah Utes will travel to play the Washington State Cougars in a Pac-12 game on Thursday.
The Washington State Cougars are 9-8 (1-4) and are coming off of a loss to Arizona by a score of 90-66. Washington State has lost 4 of their last 5 games, with their only conference win coming against UCLA. Washington State is tied for last place in the Pac-12 standings. Washington State is averaging 76.6 points per game while giving up 74.4 points per game. Washington State is also averaging 35 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game. Josh Hawkinson is averaging 16.8 points per game and 11.2 rebounds per game for Washington State. Ike Iroegbu is averaging 14.2 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for the Cougars. Washington State is shooting 71.3% on free throws, 37.8% on three-pointers, and 48.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Utah Utes are 13-5 (2-3) and are coming off of a win against Oregon State by a score of 59-53. Utah has won 2 of their last 3 games, after starting conference play 0-2. Utah is tied for 7th in the Pac-12 standings. Utah is averaging 77.9 points per game while giving up 69.2 points per game. Utah is also averaging 39.2 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game. Jakob Poeltl is averaging 16.3 points per game and 9.1 rebounds per game for Utah. Jordan Loveridge is averaging 11.3 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game for the Utes. Utah is shooting 71.6% on free throws, 34.5% on three-pointers, and 48.1% on all field goal attempts.
Utah is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. Utah is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The under is 5-0 in Utah’s last 5 games. Washington State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games. Washington State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 5-0 in Washington State’s last 5 games. The home team is 9-0 ATS in these two teams last 9 meetings.
Utah has slipped up a bit in conference play, but I still believe they are a talented team. Utah plays tight defense and is a good rebounding team. Washington State isn’t as strong on defense, but is the slightly better shooting team. I think Utah will build off of their last win and get the victory here.