Utah @ Washington
Regular Season Records: Utah 11-19; Washington 16-14
What to Know
The Washington Huskies and the Utah Utes are set to clash at 11:30 p.m. ET March 9 at T-Mobile Arena in the first round of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament. The Huskies will be strutting in after a win while Utah will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Washington didn’t have too much trouble with the Oregon State Beavers at home this past Saturday as they won 78-67. Washington’s guard Terrell Brown Jr. did his thing and had 24 points.
Meanwhile, the contest between Utah and the Colorado Buffaloes this past Saturday was not particularly close, with Utah falling 84-71. Utah’s loss came about despite a quality game from guard David Jenkins Jr., who had 18 points in addition to six boards. Jenkins Jr. had some trouble finding his footing against the Arizona State Sun Devils two weeks ago, so this was a step in the right direction.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Huskies are expected to win a tight contest Wednesday. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Washington ranks 26th in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 15.5 on average. On the other end of the spectrum, the Utes are 16th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 10.5 on average.
How To Watch
When: Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. ETWhere: T-Mobile Arena — Las Vegas, NevadaTV: Pac-12 NetworksFollow: CBS Sports App
The Huskies are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Utes, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Huskies as a 1-point favorite.
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