Washington Huskies (12-8) vs. Utah Runnin' Utes (13-7)
January 21, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Utah Runnin' Utes -7.5 / Washington Huskies +7.5; Over/Under: +137
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The Washington Huskies and Utah Utes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Washington Huskies Preview
The Washington Huskies are averaging 70.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Keion Brooks is averaging 17.3 points and 7.1 rebounds, while Cole Bajema is averaging 9.9 points and 4.4 rebounds. Braxton Meah is dishing 0.7 assists and Franck Kepnang is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Washington Huskies are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Huskies are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game.
The Utah Utes Preview
The Utah Utes are averaging 71.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 62.4 points on 37.5 percent shooting. Branden Carlson is averaging 16.6 points and 7.5 rebounds, while Gabe Madsen is averaging 11.9 points and 3 rebounds. Marco Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Rollie Worster is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Utah Utes are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Utes are allowing 27.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game.
The Huskies are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Utes are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The over is 4-0 in Huskies last 4 overall. The over is 5-1 in Utes last 6 home games. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
Utah has simply been the better team this season in terms of style points on its victories, and the Utes win at home by an average of 16.3 points while allowing 37.2 percent shooting. The Washington Huskies have had issues playing up to their competition, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 8 points. I’ll lay the chalk with the home team.