Washington vs. Utah 3/9/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/08/2022 at 7:41 PM ET

Washington vs. Utah 3/9/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

The Utah Utes play the Washington Huskies in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Utah completed its regular season 11-19 overall and 4-16 in Pac-12 play. The Utes were defeated by Colorado 84-71 in the final game of the regular season last Saturday. Utah lost each of its final three and five out of the last seven.

Brandon Carlson is the leading scorer for Utah with an average of 13.6 points per game, while Marco Anthony is the leading rebounder with an average of 7.2 rebounds per game and Rollie Worster is the leader in assists with an average of 3.0 assists per game. Carlson is the only player averaging double figures in scoring for Utah and as a team the Utes are scoring an average of 69.7 points per game.

Washington completed its regular season 16-14 overall and 11-9 in Pac-12 play. The Huskies defeated the Oregon State Beavers 78-67 in their final game of the regular season. The leading scorer for Washington was Terrell Brown Jr with 24 points. The Huskies defense held Oregon State to 39.7% shooting and the Huskies outrebounded the Beavers 35-25. 

Terrell Brown Jr. is leading Washington in scoring and assists with averages of 21.7 points and 4.2 assists per game, while Nate Roberts is the leading rebounder with an average of 7.4 rebounds per game. Washington has two players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team in scoring an average of 70.6 points per game. The Huskies are shooting 41.4% overall and 31.0% from three-point territory.

Washington was 2-0 straight up and against the spread in his two matchups this season against Utah. The Huskies have covered the number in four of their last five, while Utah has struggled all season and has failed to cover the number in each of his last four. During the regular season, Utah failed to cover the nut in 18 of its 30 games while Washington was able to cover the number 17 of its 30. Final Score Prediction, Washington Huskies win and cover ATS 77-72.

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