Washington Huskies vs Utah Utes Prediction, 3/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Huskies vs Utah Utes
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+7)
The Washington Huskies (5-20) travel to T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Utah Utes (11-12). Washington opens this contest as 7-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 144.
Washington steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 5-20 on the campaign. The Huskies are hitting 32.9% on shots from 3-point land (186 of 565) and 70.3% from the charity stripe. They average 66.6 pts per game (281st in college hoops) while connecting on 41.9% from the field. They are turning it over 13.6 times per contest and as a team they are committing 18.0 fouls every game. As a team, Washington is pulling in 31.1 boards per game and has earned 265 dimes this season, which has them ranked 242nd in college hoops in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Huskies are forcing 12.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.8 fouls. The Huskies are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.9% (687 of 1,530) and they concede 39.4 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 331st in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 396 conceded for the season. They relinquish 33.9% on shots from downtown while they are 303rd in D-1 in opponents PPG (76.6).
The Washington Huskies played the Arizona Wildcats and ended up losing by a score of 75-74 in their last contest. Washington finished the contest with a 49.0% field goal percentage (25 out of 51) and made 6 of their 22 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Huskies made 18 of 24 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Regarding getting rebounds, they earned 27 with 2 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 11 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In the matter of the defense, Washington allowed 36.5% from the field on 23 out of 63 shooting. Arizona earned 14 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. Additionally, Arizona grabbed 40 rebounds (12 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Arizona shot 87.5% from the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of their 24 attempts. They knocked down 8 of their 28 tries from 3-point range.
Hameir Wright is a guy who came through in this contest. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 6 of 8 shooting. He played for 30 minutes played and grabbed 1 rebound. Wright ended up shooting 75.0% from the field and also dished out 1 assist. One more player that was a factor in the game for the Huskies was Quade Green. He totaled 2 rebounds in 35 minutes on the court. He walked away from this one shooting 44.4% from the floor for this contest via 4-of-9 (17 points). When all was said and done, Green tallied 2 assists.
Utah has a mark of 11-12 this season. Utah has earned 1,620 points on the season (70.4 per game) and they collect 31.1 boards per game. The Utes are responsible for committing 16.3 personal fouls per contest while shooting 79.2% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Utes are shooting 46.6% from the field, which has them ranked 65th in the country. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.4 times per game (52nd in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest. The Utes on defense are ranked 103rd in college basketball in PPG allowed with 67.8. They are able to force 13.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.2% from the floor (214th in college basketball). The Utah defense allows 35.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (166 of 463) and opponents are knocking down 72.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 13.2 dimes and 33.8 total boards per game, which ranks them 202nd and 123rd in those defensive categories.
When they last stepped on the court, the Utah Utes walked away with a victory by a final of 98-59 when they faced the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Utes corralled 32 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 7 steals for the game. The Sun Devils committed 11 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Utes to the free throw line for 12 shots. They were able to make 12 of the free throws for a clip of 100.0%. In regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Utah buried 8 out of their 21 attempts (38.1%). Overall, the Utes ended up shooting 39 for 66 from the floor which gave them a rate of 59.1%. The Utes allowed the Sun Devils to convert 24 of their 64 tries from the floor which left them shooting 37.5% for this game. They shot 23.1% from distance via 3 of 13 and ended up shooting 8 of 16 at the free throw line (50.0%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Utah allowed Arizona State to collect 25 in all (9 offensive).
Alfonso Plummer was important for the Utes in the game. He knocked down 6 of 10 for this game for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and had 1 rebound. Plummer earned 15 points in his 28 mins on the court and totaled 4 assists for the matchup. One more player that ended being a contributor for Utah was Mikael Jantunen. He ended up walking away with 1 assist in his 26 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 6 out of 8 from the floor. Jantunen walked away from this one going 75.0% from the floor while also earning 15 points and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+7)
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