Washington Huskies vs Utah Utes Prediction, 12/3/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Huskies vs Utah Utes
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+7.5)
The Utah Utes (0-0) host the Washington Huskies (0-2) at Jon M. Huntsman Center on Thursday. Washington opens this matchup as 7.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 137.5.
Washington enters this game with a win-loss record of 0-2 for the campaign. They turn it over 13.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 15.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Washington is grabbing 26.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 19 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 211th in the nation in terms of passing. The Huskies are hitting 18.2% on shots from downtown (8 of 44) and 72.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 47.0 points per outing (270th in the country) while hitting 33.0% from the field. When they are on defense, the Huskies are forcing 16.0 turnovers every game and they draw 16.0 personal fouls. The Huskies are allowing a field goal percentage of 43.8% (56 of 128) and they surrender 49.5 rebounds per game as a team. They are 215th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 39 relinquished for the campaign. They are conceding 38.0% on shots from distance while they are 157th in college hoops in points per game allowed (71.5).
The Washington Huskies stepped onto the hardwood against the UC Riverside Highlanders and ended up losing by a score of 57-42 in their last game. Washington ended the contest with a 29.6% FG percentage (16 out of 54) and buried 3 of their 20 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Huskies buried 7 of 10 shots for a percentage of 70.0%. When discussing pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 29 with 4 of them being offensive. They also distributed 7 assists in the matchup while earning 8 steals and 5 blocked shots. With respect to the defense, Washington allowed their opponent to shoot 29.6% from the floor on 16 out of 54. UC Riverside doled out 18 dimes and 3 steals in this game. Moreover, the Highlanders snagged 47 rebounds (13 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 5 rejections. UC Riverside went 53.8% when shooting free throws by burying 7 of 13 attempts. They also buried 6 out of their 21 attempts from long range.
Quade Green is a player who was a factor in the matchup. He ended up scoring 18 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39 mins and also pulled down 8 rebounds. Green went 47.1% from the floor and recorded 4 assists. Someone else that saw a lot of action in this matchup for the Huskies was Hameir Wright. He collected 6 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He shot 16.7% from the field in this game by going 2-of-12 (7 points). When the final whistle blew, Wright saw the court for 37 minutes.
Utah had a record of 16-15 last season. Utah scored 2,199 pts over the course of last year (70.9 per game) and they averaged 35.7 boards per game. As an offense, the Utes hit 44.9% from the field, which had them ranked 202nd in the country. The Utes were responsible for committing 15.5 fouls every game and they connected on 73.0% from the charity stripe. They earned an assist 14.0 times per contest (129th in college hoops) and they lost possession via turnover 13.5 times per game. The Utes on the defensive side of the court were 144th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 70.3. The Utah defense gave up 35.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (231 of 656) and opponents made 73.1% of their foul shots. They were able to force 12.2 TO's every game and let teams shoot 44.0% from the floor (166th in Division 1). They relinquished 13.4 dimes and 33.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which had them ranked 166th and 92nd in those categories.
The last time they took the court, the Utah Utes walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 71-69 against the Oregon State Beavers. The Utes snagged 17 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 29 in this matchup. They also blocked 2 attempts while recording 4 steals for this contest. The Beavers were called for 13 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Utes to the charity stripe for a total of 13 tries. They were able to bury 8 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 61.5%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Utah made 11 of their 21 attempts (52.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Utes finished shooting 25 out of 51 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.0%. The Utes allowed the Beavers to bury 26 of their 49 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.1% for the game. They finished the game shooting 36.4% from downtown by shooting 8 of 22 and ended up shooting 11 out of 15 from the free throw line (73.3%). With respect to rebounds, Utah allowed Oregon State to grab 17 in all (3 offensive).
Alfonso Plummer saw the court a lot for the Utes in this game. He knocked down 12 out of 17 in this matchup giving him a rate of 70.6%, which had him finishing with 35 points. Plummer had 2 rebounds in his 38 mins played and tallied 2 dimes for the matchup. Another guy that was important for Utah was Both Gach. He was able to score 4 points in 38 minutes on the hardwood by way of 2 out of 7 from the floor in this game. Gach finished going 28.6% from the floor as well as earning 6 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (+7.5)
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