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Utah vs. Washington State - 1/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington State at Utah
Date & Time Saturday January 12, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Jon M. Huntsman Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
The Line
The Line: Utah -10 -- Over/Under: 154
TV Channel
PAC12
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NCAA BB | Washington State at Utah
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The Washington State Cougars and Utah Utes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.

The Washington State Cougars look to snap a five-game losing streak while getting back to a .500 record. The Washington State Cougars are averaging 79.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 77.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Robert Franks is averaging 22.1 points and 2.9 assists while CJ Elleby is averaging 15.7 points and 7.3 rebounds. Carter Skaggs is grabbing 2.1 rebounds and Ahmed Ali is dishing three assists. The Washington State Cougars are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Washington State Cougars are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The Washington State Cougars have lost all four road games this season.

The Utah Utes could also use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Utah Utes are averaging 74.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Sedrick Barefield is averaging 15.7 points and 3.6 assists while Donnie Tillman is averaging 11.5 points and 5.9 rebounds. Timmy Allen is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and Both Gach is dishing two assists. The Utah Utes are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Utes are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Utah Utes have won five of their last seven home games.

The Cougars are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss, 5-12 ATS in their last 17 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Utes are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Pacific-12, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Cougars are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Utah. The over is 5-2 in Utes last 7 overall. The over is 19-7 in Cougars last 26 overall.

The Washington State Cougars have fallen off a cliff defensively, as they're allowing 53.3 percent shooting in their last five games and being outscored by nearly 14 points in those games. Washington State has also been horrible ATS on the road where they're just 2-6 this season. The Utah Utes haven't provided much betting value this season either, especially at home, but they have played their best ball by far at home where they usually have a nice home crowd, and they're playing a Washington State team that's being outscored by nearly 19 points on average on the road. You almost have to lay the points here. The Washington State Cougars are just that bad.

Pick:
Utah Utes -10

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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