Authored by NCAA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Wednesday Night December 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm EST on the ESPN Television Network.
The (6-1) And 14th-ranked Utah Utes of the PAC-12 Conference will make the trip from their campus in the largest city in the state to picturesque Provo to take on the (7-2) Brigham Young Cougars of the West Coast Conference in 2014 College Basketball action. The team will play at The Marriott Center in Provo, Utah. This Sports Handicapper believes both teams from the Salt Lake State will make it into the 2015 NCAA March Madness Tournament. The Utah Athletic department has done a masterful job in rebuilding this program. BYU will battle Gonzaga for the WCC title. The betting line has BYU as a four-point home favorite Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is not yet available points for Wednesday Night’s game.
The 2014-15 Utah Utes and head coach Larry Krystkowiak are looking to make some noise in the PAC-12, they are predicted to finish 5th. Utah lost 70-58 to St.Mary’s in the N.I.T last year, and they are looking to go deep in the NCAA Tournament this year. Guard Delon Wright has a brother in the NBA and is hoping to improve his draft stock while taking the Utes to the next level. Utah is 7-2 Against The Point Spread their last nine played on Wednesday’s, and the under is 8-3 their last 11 vs. The West Coast Conference. Utah has also covered the last four ATS between the teams. Utah is 4-2-1 Against The Number, going over the total five time and staying under the Winning NCAA Basketball Expert Betting Picks once. The key to a Utah win is to play they way they did in their last game, a 69-98 overtime win vs. Highly ranked Wichita State. The Utes are solid in both the frontcourt and at the guard positions.
The 2014-15 BYU Cougars have one of the best pure shooters in all of College Basketball in senior Tyler Hawes. BYU is predicted to finish second in the WCC, they Cougars were outed in the first-round of last season’s NCAA Tournament by Oregon. Coach Dave Rose will have to fit transfers into the rotation that may take some time but with a scorer like Hawes they will gel sooner than later. BYU is on a three-game win streak, and the over is 9-4 their last twelve vs. The PAC-Twelve Conference. Brigham Young is 4-3 Against The Point Spread, going over the total three times. BYU lost over 25 points per game in scoring from last years team, and they need Hawes to step up big time early in the season.
Free Pick: Utah+4′.