The 11th seeded Washington Huskies and the 2nd seeded West Virginia Mountaineers square off in the Sweet 16, where the winner will advance to the East Region finals to take on the winner of the Kentucky/Cornell game that is also being played tonight. The Huskies have made an impressive run, claiming the Pac-10 tournament title, and winning 9 straight games coming into tonight, including a 2 point win over 6th seed Marquette and an 18 point win over 3 seed New Mexico in the NCAA tournament so far. West Virginia has been Morgan State and Missouri in the opening two games of the tournament, and faced a small set back earlier this week when starting point guard Darryl Bryant broke his foot. The Mountaineers are on an eight game win streak, including their Big East tournament title, and are coming into this game confident they can continue their National Title hopes. This game will no doubt be an exciting match up, and below I have listed the spread, line, betting odds and my predictions for this Sweet 16 Washington vs West Virginia game.
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Washington vs West Virginia Spread, Line, and Betting Odds:
Washington +4.5 (-105)
vs West Virginia -4.5 (-105)
Over 140.5 (-105)
Under 140.5 (-105)
Washington vs West Virginia Predictions:
Spread/Line Predictions – The Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall, and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 NCAA tournament games. The Mountaineers are just 5-18 ATS in their last 23 games as a favorite of 0.5-6.5 points. This Washington team has proved they can play in their first two tournament games, and has the 11th ranked offense in the nation. With West Virginia’s shut down style of defense this game should be a tight game, look for Washington to keep it close and beat this 4.5 point spread, if not pull off the upset. BET WASHINGTON +4.5.
Over/Under Predictions – Although Washington uses a high tempo offense that has them averaging 79.9 points per game, I think they will be slowed down by a strong defensive west Virginia team, who has held their last 5 opponents to under 60 points. West Virginia has only scored more than 60 points once in their past 5 games, and the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games. Look for this game to fall slightly under the set 140.5 total. BET UNDER 140.5.
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