Washington Huskies vs Utah Utes Prediction, 1/6/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Huskies vs Utah Utes
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2022
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
The Washington Huskies (5-6) are on their way to Jon M. Huntsman Center on Thursday where they will meet the Utah Utes (8-6).
The Washington Huskies stepped onto the hardwood against Arizona and ended up losing by a score of 95-79 in their last contest. Washington wrapped up the contest with a 41.3% FG percentage (31 of 75) and converted 7 of their 24 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Huskies knocked down 10 of 13 tries for a percentage of 76.9%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they earned 29 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 14 assists for the game as well as forcing 21 turnovers and having 18 steals. Regarding defense, Washington let their opponent shoot 55.0% from the field on 33 of 60 shooting. Arizona doled out 28 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. Furthermore, Arizona snagged 42 rebounds (11 offensive, 31 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Arizona finished the game at 81.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of 21 tries. They converted 12 of 25 tries from distance. With respect to fouls, the Huskies walked away with 16 while Arizona finished the game with 17 fouls.
Terrell Brown is someone who was a major contributor for the contest. He shot 45.5% from the floor and totaled 6 dimes. He was on the court for 32 minutes played and also grabbed 8 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 28 points on 10 of 22 shooting.
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Washington comes into this one with a record of 5-6 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Washington is grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 104 dimes this season, which has them ranked 354th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Huskies are shooting 28.6% on 3-point shots (64 of 224) and 66.4% from the free throw line. They average 70.5 points per contest (218th in Division 1) while going 39.2% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Huskies are forcing 18.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.0 personal fouls. They give up 33.8% on 3-point shots and they rank 291st in college hoops in opponents points per game (73.4). The Huskies defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.1% (279 of 647) and they concede 41.9 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 40th in the nation in giving up assists with 127 conceded so far this season.
In their last game, the Utah Utes walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 79-66 against Oregon. In reference to attacking the glass, Utah permitted Oregon to pull down 30 in all (5 on the offensive glass). They shot 52.6% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 10 out of 19 and ended up shooting 9 of 17 at the free throw line (52.9%). The Utes allowed Oregon to bury 30 out of their 54 attempts from the floor which had them at 55.6% in this game. Overall, the Utes ended up going 23 out of 57 from the field which had them shooting 40.4%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Utah buried 7 out of their 25 tries (28.0%). They were able to convert 13 of them for a clip of 92.9%. Oregon earned 16 fouls in this contest which took the Utes to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while recording 7 steals in the matchup. The Utes corralled 23 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 29 in this matchup.
Marco Anthony pitched in for the Utes in this game. He accumulated 14 points in his 33 mins of playing time and had 1 assist for this game. He made 4 out of 9 in this contest for a rate of 44.4%, and had 8 rebounds.
Utah has a record of 8-6 this year. As an offense, the Utes are hitting on 42.7% from the field, which ranks them 257th in the nation. Utah has accounted for 1,018 pts for the campaign (72.7 per contest) and they grab 38.9 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 14.5 times per game (114th in the country) and they are turning it over 11.7 times per game. The Utes are committing 16.0 fouls every game and they connect on 78.8% from the free throw line.
The Utah defense surrenders 27.8% on three-point shots (73 of 263) and their opponents are converting on 66.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 11.1 dimes and 35.6 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 85th and 226th in D-1. The Utes on the defensive side of the court are 174th in D-1 in points given up per game with 67.9. They are forcing their opponents into 9.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.1% from the field (165th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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