Utah Utes vs Washington Huskies Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Washington vs Utah battle Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena as the Huskies look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Huskies currently sports a 12-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-6 ATS. The Utes are 8-9 and 10-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Huskies produce a 5-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Utes have gone 5-6 against the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Utes were listed as 11-point underdogs earlier in the day at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 76-ranked Huskies and the No. 24-rated Utes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-69 win for the Utes on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Washington's No. 108-rated squad against Utah's No. 88-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 231 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 163 nationally with 6.2 per match.
Defensively, Utah features the nation's No. 64-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.7 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 194 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Utah was a 75-65 loser on the road against Washington State. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. Utah got 13 points from Brandon Taylor but lost anyway, 75-65, to Washington State on Wednesday at Friel Court.
Washington was a 64-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Colorado. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. C.J. Wilcox went off for 25 points and added 1 rebound, leading Washington over Colorado, 64-54, on Wednesday at Alaska Airlines Arena.
Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing California are 1-3
After playing Washington State are 3-2
After a loss are 4-6
Washington Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oregon State are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 2-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Utes at Huskies trends to consider:
Utah is 1-20 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Utah home to California, Thursday, January 24
Washington at Oregon State, Wednesday, January 23