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Washington State Cougars face Utah Utes: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Washington State CougarsUtah Utes
9-13February 08, 2014, 08:00 | Jon M. Huntsman Center15-7



Washington State pays a visit to Utah on Saturday, hoping to send the Utes to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Jon M. Huntsman Center.

The Utes sport a record of 15-7 and 13-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cougars have 9-13 and 8-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-9 for the Utes and 8-10 for the Cougars.

View Washington State Cougars vs Utah Utes Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Utes as -13-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 81-ranked Utes and the No. 272-rated Cougars in this matchup.

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Last time out for Washington State, they were a 68-63 loser as they battled Colorado on the road. They covered in the match as a 11-point underdog. The Cougars got a huge 34-point effort from DaVonte Lacy but still lost 68-63 against Colorado on Wednesday at Coors Events Center.

Utah was a 78-69 winner in its last match at home against Washington. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Utah got 20 points from Brandon Taylor en route to a 78-69 victory over Washington on Thursday at Jon M. Huntsman Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Utah's No. 24-ranked scoring average of 79.18 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 45 and allowing 65.27 PPG. The Utes FG% has averaged 50.33% to date this season, more than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (41.37% per game).

A few Cougars at Utes trends to consider:
Washington State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Washington State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington State's last 12 games
Washington State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Utah is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Utah is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games
Utah is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Washington State home to California, Wednesday, February 12th
Utah at USC, Thursday, February 13th

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