The Runnin’ Utes and Huskies are set to face off at 10:00 ET on ESPN2. The Huskies will host the game at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA. The over/under for this game is set at 158.5 points, and Washington is favored by -1 vs. Utah in a Pac-12 conference matchup.

UTAH RUNNIN’ UTES VS WASHINGTON HUSKIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Huskies -1

This game will be played at Alaska Airlines Arena at 10:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON HUSKIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Huskies.
  • Not only will Washington pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 158.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can the Runnin’ Utes Offense Score Enough in Seattle?

Utah has been dominant at home this season, going 12-2 compared to 2-4 on the road. The Runnin’ Utes have won 10 straight at home, but they have lost four in a row on the road.

Overall, Utah is 14-6, including a 5-4 mark in Pac-12 play. For the season, the Runnin’ Utes have been the underdog five times, going 2-3.

Utah’s ATS record this season is currently at .500 (10-10). As the underdog, the Utes are 2-3 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Utah’s ATS mark is 2-7-1. On the road, the Utes have gone just 2-8 vs. the spread this season and are 0-3 in their last three road games ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Utah games is 8-10-2, and today’s over/under line of 158.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (145.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points, and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2. So far, 15 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line.

In their latest game, Utah offense put up 57 points against Washington State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.4% and made 4 threes. Offensively, the Runnin’ Utes have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 78th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 73rd in percentage and 59th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Utah defense is giving up an average of 70.0 points per contest. Against Washington State in their most recent game, the Utah defense gave up a total of 79 points while allowing Washington State to hit 47% of their shots.

Can Washington Grab a Win at Home?

The Washington Huskies will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on the Utah Runnin’ Utes. On the season, the Huskies have an 11-9 record, including a 9-4 mark at home. So far, Washington has been favored in 10 games, going 8-2.

Despite their recent struggles, the Huskies have been playing well at home. Over their last 10 games in Seattle, Washington has gone 7-3. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +7.6 points per game.

When looking at Washington’s ATS record this season, they are currently sitting at .500 with a 10-10 mark. At home, the Huskies have gone 6-7 vs. the spread this year and are 5-5 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Washington’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-10, and the average over/under line in their games is 151.2. So far, 13 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line of 158.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 166 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Washington’s offense scored 81 points against Colorado. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54.1%, and they went 10/18 from the free-throw line. Keion Brooks Jr. is leading the team in scoring at 20.2 points per contest. Sahvir Wheeler has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 15.5 going into the game.

So far, the Huskies’ defense is ranked 254th in the country at 76.9 points per contest. Against Colorado in their most recent game, the Washington defense gave up a total of 98 points while allowing Colorado to hit 54% of their shots.