The Utah Utes and Washington Huskies are the late game in the Pac-12 Conference on Wednesday night. Utah and Washington tip-off in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena at 8:30 p.m. PST.
If you are looking for entertainment in Las Vegas tonight, the Pac-12 Tournament is currently underway on The Strip. Utah is looking for better after closing out the regular season with an 84-71 loss at home versus Colorado.
— Utah Basketball (@UtahMBB) March 9, 2022
Utah most recently covered the spread on February 19 in a 60-58 win over the Cal Golden Bears. It was their third straight loss, all at home in Utah. They’ve failed to cover the spread in four in a row.
On the optimistic side, Utah fans have to feel like they got all of their losses out of the way and now can get hot for the Pac-12 Tournament. It can’t get any worse for Utah recently, so we’ll see if a trip to Las Vegas fixes what ails them.
Washington is going into this one, coming off back-to-back wins over Oregon, 78-67, and Oregon State, 78-67. After a four-game skid, they are winners in three of their last four attempts.
The Huskies beat Oregon as a 5-point underdog and put together one of their better performances of the season there. Washington goes into the Pac-12 Tournament with a record of 16-14 and 11-9 in the conference.
— Washington Men's Basketball (@UW_MBB) March 8, 2022
Utah dropped to 11-19 on the season and 4-16 in the Pac-12 to end the season on a skid. Though, they can make up for it in quick order in the conference tournament. The offense is stagnant and needs to find a rhythm in Las Vegas.
Head below for our free Utah vs. Washington prediction on March 9, 2022.
Utah Utes vs. Washington Huskies Betting Odds and Team Statistics:
The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:
|Utah Utes||+2 (-110)||+130||Over 140.5 (-110)|
|Washington||-2 (-110)||-150||Under 140.5 (-110)|
|Team Data||Utah Utes||Washington Huskies|
|Points Per Game||69.7||70.6|
|Points Against Per Game||70.5||72.6|
|Field Goal %||41.7||41.4|
|Three Point %||33.4||31.0|
Utah vs. Washington Prediction:
Utah hasn’t had the necessary offensive punch recently to get them over the hump. The Utes have averaged 65.8 points per game in their last five outings on 41.7% shooting.
For that to work, it is going to take an elite defense to win consistently. That’s not what Utah has in their toolbox, though. The Utes are allowing more than 70 points per game for 219th in the NCAA.
With Utah conceding more points per game than they score, a record of 11-19 adds up for the Utes. Washington doesn’t have too much to say, either, but they’re heating up recently.
The Huskies have accumulated 74 points per game on 47.9% shooting through their previous five games.
It wasn’t a terribly easy slate for the Huskies, so they did well. This is up from 70.6 points per game and a 41.4% field goal percentage this season.
Utah Utes vs. Washington Huskies Betting Trends:
- 1-5 ATS in their previous six games after failing to cover the spread
- 0-4 ATS in their previous four games
- 1-4 ATS in their previous five games versus Washington
- 0-5 ATS in their previous five games on a Wednesday
- 3-15 overall in thier previous 18 games versus the Pac-12
- 5-0 ATS in thier previous five games as a betting favorite
- 4-1 ATS in their previous five games
- 4-0 ATS in their previous four games versus a team with a winning percentage worse than 40%
- 5-0 ATS in their previous five games versus a team with a losing record
- 4-1 ATS in their previous five games on a Wednesday
The Utah defense is in bad form recently going into the Pac-12 Tournament. If they’re not going to score, Utah has to play better defense, but that hasn’t been happening.
The Utes are conceding 75.6 points per game and a 46.1% FGA through their previous five attempts. Playing Arizona during that stretch hurts, but they didn’t get stops at home versus Colorado, either.
This isn’t an all-in play on Washington, but they should have the advantage tonight. March is about finding the teams in the best form now, and Washington is certainly above Utah in that regard.
I’m looking at a 69-64 or 71-64 win or thereabout for the Huskies at T-Mobile Arena tonight.