Washington vs. Utah - 2/15/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (15-9) at Washington Huskies (17-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)
The Line: Washington Huskies PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes and Washington Huskies meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Alaska Airlines Arena.
The Utah Utes need a victory here after winning five of their last seven games. The Utah Utes are averaging 74.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Justin Bibbins is averaging 14 points and 4.9 assists while David Collette is averaging 12.6 points and 4.7 rebounds. Sedrick Barefield is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Rawson is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Utah Utes are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Utes are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The Utah Utes have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Washington Huskies need a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Washington Huskies are averaging 75.3 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Jaylen Nowell is averaging 16.5 points and 2.6 assists while Noah Dickerson is averaging 15.5 points and 8.4 rebounds. David Crisp is the third double-digit scorer and Matisse Thybulle is dishing 2.6 assists. The Washington Huskies are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Huskies are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Washington Huskies have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Utes are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Pacific-12, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Huskies are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Utes are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Washington, 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Utah Utes have won five straight games against Washington and eight of the last nine. However, the Washington Huskies have shown signs of turning things around recently, especailly at home where they're shooting nearly 48 percent from the field and averaging 78.7 points per game. Washington also has improved its zone defense, which has led to wins over Arizona and Arizona State. The Utah Utes are trash defensively on the road and are being outscored by 6.4 points. Give me Washington in this pick em contest.