Utah vs. Washington State - 2/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington State Cougars (9-15) at Utah Utes (18-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes and the Washington State Cougars face off on Sunday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Utah Utes are 18-7 this season and they are coming off of a win that ended a two game losing skid. Utah is averaging 77.2 points per game and they are shooting 48.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Jakob Poeltl leads the Utes averaging 17.5 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 11.8 points and 5.9 rebounds, Jordan Loveridge is averaging 11.5 points, and Lorenzo Bonam is averaging 10 points. Utah is 12-1 at home and 7-5 in the Pac-12.
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The Washington State Cougars are 9-15 this season and they have lost their last 10 games in a row. WSU is averaging 73.5 points per game and they are shooting 47.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 77.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.5 percent. Josh Hawkinson leads the Cougars averaging 16 points and 11.1 rebounds per game. Ike Iroegbu is averaging 14.6 points, Que Johnson is averaging 10.4 points, and Charles Callison is averaging 8.0 points. Washington State is 0-6 on the road and 1-11 against the Pac-12.
Utah is 4-1 against the spread following a win, 35-16-2 against the spread in their last 53 home games, and 12-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Washington State is 11-24-4 against the spread in their last 39 road games, 2-7 against the spread following a loss, and 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games. The home team has covered the point spread in nine of the last 10 meetings of these two teams.
This is a one sided game and while I don’t love the number I will take Utah and lay the points.