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Utah Utes vs Huskies College Hoops Game Preview

Utah UtesWashington Huskies
12-2January 08, 2014, 11:00 | Alaska Airlines Arena9-6

The visiting Utah Utes hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Alaska Airlines Arena against the Washington Huskies.

The Huskies bring a 9-6 record (6-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-2 Utes, who are 8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Washington go 7-6 so far and the Utes go 4-5.

View Utah Utes vs Washington Huskies Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Washington sat as -2.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 32 and the Utes at No. 54 heading into this contest.

Utah won its last outing, an 80-69 result against Oregon State on January 4. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. The Utes grabbed an 80-69 win over the Beavers on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Brandon Taylor at Jon M. Huntsman Center.

In their last action, Washington was a 71-62 loser on the road against Arizona. They covered the 17.5-point spread as underdogs. The Huskies got 20 points from C.J. Wilcox, but it was Arizona that prevailed in a 71-62 final on Saturday at McKale Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Utes rank No. 37 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.57 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 140 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is college basketball's No. 140-ranked team at 5.93 per game, while the Utes rate No. 73 with 7.21 per game.

A few Utes at Huskies trends to consider:
Utah is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Utah is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Utah is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Utah at Washington State, Sunday, January 12th
Washington at Colorado, Sunday, January 12th