LINE: Utah State -3, o/u: 135
POINT TOTAL PICK: Over
Utah State had problems when it had to deal with a San Diego State defense that brought things to.a dead stop. Other than that, the team was good for 70 points a game without breathing hard, and usually played up in the 80s.
That includes an 87-82 loss to Arizona State, a, 80-63 win over St. Mary’s, and an 89-65 win over a UC Irvine team that’s in the tournament.
But the Washington defense is a problem. It’s great at taking the ball away, has a strong inside presence, and it finished second in the Pac-12 in scoring defense.
And Utah State can play a little D, too.
However, the Aggies have a hard time guarding the three, and after being held to just 48 points by Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship, watch out for UW to crank it up just a bit.
It’ll be a bit of a struggle to get to the 135, but it’ll happen. Get ready for enough threes to put this past the 140 mark.