Washington vs. Utah Prediction
Pac-12 rivals Washington and Utah will square off tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET. With the game set as a pick’em and the total dropping from 135.5 to 134, what’s the best bet for bettors in this matchup?
631 Washington Huskies (PK) at 632 Utah Utes (PK); o/u 134
8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, January 23, 2020
Jon M. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Public Betting Information
According to our College Basketball Public Betting page, 60% of betting tickets are currently on Utah to cover the spread in this matchup.
Washington Player Spotlight
Isaiah Stewart put up 25 points (6-13 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 12-15 FT), 19 rebounds and two assists across 43 minutes in Saturday’s overtime loss to Oregon. Stewart continued his dominance in his first collegiate season, putting up a career-high in rebounds to go along with five blocks Saturday. The freshman is now third in the conference in rebounding at nine per game, and has averaged 18.3 points per contest. Stewart continues to be the top fantasy option for the Huskies, as evidenced by his 26.5 percent usage rate while taking 27.1 percent of shots while on the floor.
Utah Player Spotlight
Timmy Allen racked up 25 points (6-17 FG, 13-15 FT), 10 rebounds and three assists while playing all 40 minutes in Thursday’s 81-69 win over Oregon State. It was the third time this season that Allen has played at least 40 minutes, and is now leading the conference in scoring at 21.3 points per contest. He’s been ball-dominant this season as well, leading his team in usage by a wide margin at 29.6 percent. The sophomore is a name to watch not only as a Pac-12 asset in fantasy, but could establish himself on a national scale with more performances like Thursday.
College Basketball Predictions
The road team is 5-2-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings between these two teams.
The Utes are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games overall and are winless against the number in their last five games as an underdog.
The under has been highly profitable in Washington games, hitting in six straight games. The under is also 8-1 in the Huskies’ last nine games as a road favorite, is 30-10 in their last 40 road games and is 25-9 in their last 34 road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600. On the other side, the under is also 4-1 in the Utes’ last five games as a home underdog and is 4-0 in their last four games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
College Basketball Betting Prediction: Washington/Utah UNDER 134