Utah Utes vs. Washington Huskies - 2/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Huskies (15-8) at Utah Utes (17-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington Huskies will travel to play the Utah Utes in a PAC-12 game on Wednesday.
The Utah Utes are 17-7 (6-5) and are coming off of a loss to Oregon by a score of 76-66. Utah has lost 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 5th in the PAC-12 standings. Utah defeated Washington by a score of 80-75 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Utah is averaging 78.3 points per game while giving up 69.9 points per game. Utah is also averaging 38.3 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game. Jakob Poeltl is averaging 17.3 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game for Utah. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 11.9 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Utes. Utah is shooting 72.1% on free throws, 35.2% on three-pointers, and 48.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Washington Huskies are 15-8 (7-4) and are coming off of a loss to Arizona by a score of 77-72. Washington has lost 2 of their past 3 games and is currently tied for 3rd in the PAC-12 standings. Washington has beaten up on the lower part of the PAC-12, with their only good wins coming against USC and Colorado. Washington is averaging 84.6 points per game while giving up 80 points per game. Washington is also averaging 41.9 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game. Andrew Andrews is averaging 20.6 points per game and 4.6 assists per game for Washington. Dejounte Murray is averaging 15.3 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Huskies. Washington is shooting 72% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 42.2% on all field goal attempts.
Washington is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a loss. Washington is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 conference games. The over is 5-0 in Washington’s last 5 road games. Utah is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record. The over is 4-0 in Utah’s last 4 Wednesday games. The under is 4-1 in Utah’s last 5 games following an ATS loss.
Both of these teams come into this game after struggling in their recent games. Washington is a high scoring team, but also allows too many points on the defensive end. Utah won the first matchup of the year, but I think Washington will be able to play them tough here. I like Washington to keep it close.