Late night college basketball is the perfect event to wager on. Beers taste colder and the bar burgers seem better with money invested on the game. Not just any event but one that holds a high expectation to come through. For you cash play of the night, we go to the West Coast. Here we have examined the optimal wager for Utah at Washington State
Battle of the Big Men
Some have Utah’s (13-5,2-3) Jakob Poeltl as a lottery pick if the big man opts for the draft at the end of the season. He will be able to see where he is at with his matchup against WSU’s Josh Hawkinson. A shade under seven foot, he shoots over 56 percent from the field. Combine that with 16.8 points per game and this should be a primer for the pros. Jakob has to not only bang with him but show all of his defensive skill set in this one. If Utah can stop him then all of the offense for the Cougars will have to rest on their remaining star, Ike Irogebu.
Both Need This
At large bids mean not only good wins but not losing games against teams evaluated as peers. Washington State (9-8, 1-4) are just at the point where a home loss at Utah crushes their NCAA bid. NIT bid might be open but WSU needs to romp here Unfortunately, this team laid an enormous egg at Arizona. A loss 90-66 has illustrated this team’s weakness. They are unwilling or unable to play consistent team defense. Far too easy was the offensive production from the Wildcats on Sunday.
Both need this team but the Utes have more offensive options should the big men battle to their anticipated stalemate. The -3 1/2 has seen some interest and gone all the way up to – 4 1/2. Road wins are hard to come by but the Utes will not have too many problems with the Cougars. HRWager implores you to invest in Utah minus the points tonight. Good fortune and we will see you later today here at the HRW.