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Utah vs Washington Prediction Basketball Picks 12-31-23

Utah Runnin' Utes (10-2) vs Washington Huskies (8-4)
2023-12-31 18:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Utah Runnin' Utes -8 -- Over/Under: 150
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The Washington Huskies and the Utah Utes meet in college basketball action from the Jon M. Huntsman Center on Sunday afternoon. Can Washington snap Utah’s win streak? Or will the Utes keep the ball rolling and defend home court? Let’s find out with our Washington vs. Utah Prediction.

Washington Team Preview

The Washington Huskies come into this one looking to rebound from a 73-69 loss to Colorado last time out. Keion Brooks leads the Huskies in scoring and rebounding with 20.1 PPG and 7.7 RPG while Sahvir Wheeler has 15.7 PPG with 3.4 RPG and a team-high 7.1 APG to lead the Huskies in assists this season. Moses Wood has 11.4 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for the Huskies so far this season. Koren Johnson also has 9.9 PPG and Paul Mulcahy also has 4.7 APG as well on the year. As a team, Washington is averaging 81.8 PPG on 47.1% shooting from the field, 34.1% from three and 71% from the foul line this season.

Utah Team Preview

The Utah Utes come into this game looking to add to their current seven-game win streak after an 80-58 win over Washington State last time out. Branden Carlson leads the Utes In scoring with 17 PPG and 6.4 RPG while Gabe Madsen has 14.7 PPG with 3.8 RPG this season. Rollie Worster has 10.4 PPG with 5.1 RPG and a team-high 6.3 APG to lead the Utes in assists while capping off the trio of double-digit scorers for the Utes up to this point in the season. Keba Keita has 9.9 PPG with a team-high 6.9 RPG to lead the Utes in rebounding so far this season while Cole Bajema has 9 PPG with 3 RPG as well on the year. As a team, Utah is averaging 80.6 PPG on 48.5% shooting from the field, 38.2% from three and 71.3% from the foul line this season. Utah will meet Arizona State, Arizona, UCLA, and Stanford after this one. 

Washington vs. Utah Prediction

I’m leaning towards Utah here. The Utes have just been so, so good at home out of the gate and while Washington’s been competitive in spots, I just don’t know if I have them on the level to where they hang around with Utah in a true road environment. Should be a great matchup, but I think Utah’s defense ends up as the difference here and I’ll lay the points with the Utes in this one.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Utah -8

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