Utah State vs Washington 3/22/19 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Utah State Aggies vs. Washington Huskies
NCAAB: 6:50 PM EST
Mar. 22, 2019
Latest Odds : USU -2.5 Total 135
The No. 8 seeded Utah State Aggies will play the No. 9 seeded Washington Huskies on Friday in an NCAA Tournament Midwest Region first round showdown. Utah State defeated the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday 64-57 to win the Mountain West Conference tournament championship and receive an automatic berth to the Big Dance. Sam Merrill led the Aggies with 24 points, while Neemias Queta scored 17.
Washington may have won the Pac-12 regular season title, but will stumble into the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies were defeated by the Oregon Ducks 68-48 on Saturday in the Pac-12 tournament championship game.
Sam Merrill leads Utah State in scoring with an average of 21.2 points and 4.2 assists per game. The leading rebounder is Neemias Queta with an average of 8.9 per game and the freshman is second in scoring with an average of 11.9 points per game. Utah State is shooting 48.0% from the field and 35.6% from 3-point territory.
Jaylen Nowell leads Washington in scoring and assists with averages of 16.2 points and 3.1 assists per game. Noah Dickerson is the third leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 12.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Washington is shooting 45.7% from the field and 34.7% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Utah State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9
The OVER has cashed in 3 of the Aggies last 5 with 1 PUSH
Washington is 1-6 ATS in its last 7
The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Huskies last 10
Free Betting Pick: Utah State Aggies -2.5
Utah State is 10-0 SU and 7-3 ATS in its last 10 overall, while Washington is 4-3 SU and 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games played. As soon as the Huskies had won the regular season title of the Pac-12 with four games remaining they went 2-2 SU and 0-4 ATS to finish the regular season. Final Score Prediction, Utah State Aggies win and cover ATS 62-57.