Postseason NIT - BYU Washington Betting Preview
Washington Huskies vs BYU Cougars Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Marriott Center Tuesday as host BYU looks to handle the Washington Huskies in NCAA hoops action.
The Cougars sport records of 21-11 and 13-17-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Huskies have 18-15 and 17-14 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-14-2 for the Cougars and 10-17-1 for the Huskies.
Bettors looking to go with the Cougars in this one found them listed as 5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Huskies was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Cougars, most recently No. 54 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Huskies, who rate No. 105 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-71 victory for the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits BYU's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 76.5 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 171 at 66.5 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Washington owns the country's No. 122-rated mark, allowing 67.4 points per game on the highway. BYU, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.
Washington lost its last outing, an 80-77 result against Oregon on March 14. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Washington suffered an 80-77 loss against Oregon on Thursday, getting 19 points from C.J. Wilcox in a losing effort at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Last time out for BYU, they were a 72-69 loser as they battled San Diego at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. BYU got 20 points from Tyler Haws but lost anyway, 72-69, to San Diego on Friday at Orleans Arena.
Washington Huskies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Oregon are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After playing San Diego are 3-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Huskies at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
BYU is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games at home
BYU is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
BYU is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games
BYU is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home