Looking to win big? The Huskies and Runnin’ Utes face off at 6:00 ET on PACN. The Runnin’ Utes are hosting the game at Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT. The odds for this Pac-12 conference game currently have the Runnin’ Utes as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 152.5 points.

WASHINGTON HUSKIES VS UTAH RUNNIN’ UTES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Huskies +9.5

This game will be played at Jon M. Huntsman Center at 6:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON HUSKIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Runnin’ Utes.
  • Even though we have Utah winning straight-up, we like Washington at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is a Win at Salt Lake City Possible for the Huskies?

The Huskies come into today’s game with a record of 8-4 after losing their most recent game to Colorado (73-69). In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Washington has gone 3-7. Heading into today’s game, Washington has a 7-5 ATS record. Over their last five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.

Washington comes in with an over/under record of 6-6-0 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 156.2 points per game so far. When looking at the Huskies’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 159 points per game.

The Washington offense is coming off a game where they scored 69 points against Colorado. They posted a field goal percentage of 38.5% and connected on 9 threes. The top scorer for the Huskies was Keion Brooks Jr. with 20 points, while Sahvir Wheeler also added 17 to the scoreboard.

At this time, the Huskies’ defense is positioned 208th in the country, permitting 74.3 points per game. So far, the Washington defense is giving up an average of 10.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.6 times per game (600th).

Pressure Builds for Utah as Home Favorites

As they step onto the court for their 13th game of the season, Utah has an overall record of 10-2. On the road, the Runnin’ Utes have a perfect 2-0 record, while they are 8-2 at home. Prior to today’s game, Utah holds an ATS record of 8-4. In their last ten games this season, Utah is 3-2 against the spread.

After 12 games, Utah has an over/under record of 5-6-1, with their games averaging a combined 148.2 points per game so far. When analyzing the Runnin’ Utes’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 143 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

Coming off their recent game, the Utah offense tallied 80 points in a matchup against Washington State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.5%, and they made 7 threes. Gabe Madsen was the leading scorer for the Runnin’ Utes, putting up 20 points. In addition, Branden Carlson contributed 19 points.

This season, the Utah defense has been impressive, holding the 88th position in the country while permitting an average of 67.6 points per contest. Against Washington State in their most recent game, the Utah defense gave up a total of 58 points while allowing Washington State to hit 47% of their shots.