Utah at Washington Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/20/2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion
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The Utah Utes travel to Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion to play the Washington Huskies on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 8.5 point favorites.
Utah comes into this game with an overall record of 14-11. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 76.6 points per game while giving up 75.1 per contest. Washington has an overall record of 20-5. They are averaging 71.7 points per game and surrendering 64.7, good for a point differential of 7.0.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 16-8-1 against the over/under
Important Washington Huskies Betting Trends
The Washington Huskies are 14-10-1 against the spread
The Washington Huskies are 8-17-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Sedrick Barefield comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 1.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Timmy Allen averages 11.8 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jaylen Nowell averages 16.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Noah Dickerson averages 13.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 1.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 76.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 89th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 46th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 44th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 181st and 95th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 122nd with 13.7 per game. The Utes allow 75.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 261st in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 275th and 275th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 38th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 181st place in Division 1. They force 10.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 211th in the country with 71.7 points per game this year. They are 89th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 146th in the nation. They are 314th in the NCAA in rebounding with 32.6 boards per game, and 278th in assists per contest with 12.0. The Huskies are 123rd in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Huskies surrender 64.7 points per contest, which ranks them 31st in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 54th and 91st in those defensive statistics. They rank 187th with 13.2 assists allowed per contest and 106th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 327th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game.
The Utes are 40th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.6. In terms of pace they are 246th in the country with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 20th. As a team they are 19th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 26th in Division 1. Utah is 81st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
Washington is 65th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 105.3, which is ranked 149th. They are 253rd in D-1 in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 91st. As a unit they are 85th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 147th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah/Washington college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -8.5
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