Washington State vs. Utah Pick
Can Utah cover a big spread at home when the Utes take on Washington State tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Utah is favored at home, as the Utes are getting odds of -10.5 points against Washington State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 147.5 points. Today’s contest takes place from Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah and will air live on ESPNU.
Washington State has lost seven of its last 10 following an 82-73 loss at Colorado earlier this week. The Cougars are 9-9 overall, 1-5 in the Pac-12 and 9-8 against the spread. The Cougars are averaging 75.4 points per game this season while allowing 74.6 per contest on defense. Robert Franks is leading Washington State with 17.7 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while Malachi Flynn is adding 14.8 points and 4.1 assists per contest.
Utah snapped a four-game losing streak this week when it beat Washington 70-62 at home. The Utes are now 11-7 overall, 3-4 in the Pac-12 and 7-7-2 against the spread. Utah is scoring 74.7 points per game on offense while giving up 70.6 per contest on defense. Justin Bibbins is leading Utah with 14.3 points and 4.7 assists per game while David Collette is adding 13.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.
Utah has won seven straight meetings with Washington State, covering the spread in five of those seven games. The Cougars have been largely a mess in conference play, going 1-5 against the spread. That includes 0-3 ATS on the road. Utah has had a tough conference home schedule thus far, so the Utes should be looking forward to beating up on an average team today. The public betting is split on this game, but I like Utah to cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: UTAH -10.5