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26-8 (4-3 N) Washington Huskies vs. Utah State Aggies 28-6 (5-1 N)
March Madness: Midwest Regional – Round 1
Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Time: 6:50 PM ET
Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Aggies -2.5
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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Friday, March 22nd brings you opening round coverage of the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament as the 9th seed Washington Huskies take on the 8th seeded Aggies of Utah State. Tip off is scheduled for 6:50 Eastern time, live from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
The last time these two schools met up, the Huskies walked away victorious with a 75-61 win back on March 16th, 2016. I’m not so sure the Huskies will be as lucky this year.
The Huskies gained an at large bid to get into this years Tournament after winning the Pac-12 regular season with a 15-3 conference record, before falling to the Oregon Ducks 68-48 in the Pac-12 Championship game on Saturday night.
Washington has faded over the past couple of weeks after starting their league schedule 10-0. In their last five games before the conference Tournament, the Huskies lost twice, and when they did win, they struggled mightily. They haven’t been the dominant team they once were since a 62-45 win over Utah back on February 20th.
The Huskies averaged 69.8 points per game this year, but were well below that in their loss to Oregon. If they Huskies can’t get back to scoring with regularity, their Tournament chances will be very short lived.
Regarded as one of the top defensive teams in the country, the Huskies gave up an average of 67.1 points per contest on the year. They will have to play very tight against the high scoring Aggies in this game on Friday if they stand a chance of advancing.
Utah State Aggies
The Aggies earned their bid to the Dance the old fashioned way, by winning their conference tournament. They took down the San Diego State Aztecs 64-57 on Saturday.
The Aggies finished tied for the best record in the Mountain West Conference with Nevada, as both teams finished with a 15-3 conference record. Utah State come into this game on a 10 game winning streak. Their last loss came against those same Aztecs, back on February 9th.
With a pretty potent offense, the Aggies scored an average of 79 points per game on the year, which was roughly what they averaged over their 10 game winning streak; 79.2 points per game.
Defensively, this team averaged 64.4 points per game over the course of their season, and held teams to less than 64 points in six of their last 10 games. A tight defense against a team that only scored 48 points in their last game seems like a pretty sure thing to me.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 53-25 in Washington’s last 78 games overall
- Utah State is 14-3 ATS in their last 17 Friday games
- Utah State is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall
- Under is 15-5-1 in Utah State’s last 21 Friday games
Free Washington Huskies vs. Utah State Aggies NCAAB Prediction:
Washington has been way too inconsistent over the past month of their season. They lost to Cal for crying out loud. Even in their wins, they struggled, and this was against Pac-12 foes, and the Pac-12 was horrible this year. There’s just too many uncertainties with this team to pick them as the winner.
The Aggies are the team to beat in this game, and they definitely have momentum on their side after a 10 game winning streak, and a conference tournament championship under their belt. Watch out for this team, they could do some damage.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Utah State -2.5
Take the Utah State Aggies to win this game and advance in the Tournament. I think they will be a little too much for the Washington Huskies to handle.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Utah State 77 – Washington 70
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