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Washington vs. West Virginia College Basketball Odds
Washington vs. West Virginia College Basketball odds opened at West Virginia -4 ½ and the line has moved to -4 at some online sportsbooks such as Sports Interaction. The total on this game is 140.5.
The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Washington Huskies square off in their Sweet 16 clash in the NCAA Tournament tonight.
West Virginia received some tough luck about 54 hours ago when they lost PG Truck Bryant for the rest of the season. The broken foot of Bryant hasn't changed the mood of anyone in the West Virginia camp. In all honesty, if any team left in the Sweet 16 could overcome an injury to their starting PG it would be this Mountaineers team. The Mountaineers depend so heavily on their inside game and stable of Forwards. F Da'Sean Butler leads West Virginia in scoring with 17.5 PPG, including 6.3 RPG and 3.3 APG this season. Forwards Kevin Jones and David Ebanks average nearly 26 PPG and 15.5 RPG combined this season. G Joe Mazzulla will be counted on to fill the shoes of Bryant. West Virginia has won 8 straight games SU entering tonight's contest. The Big East Champions have won thanks to their defense, as they've held each of their past 5 opponents under 60 PTS. The Mountaineers are 16-4 SU and 9-11 ATS away from home this season.
West Virginia is 7-10 ATS as a single digit favorite this season. The Mountaineers are a perfect 9-0 SU in neutral court settings this season.
The Mountaineers are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 NCAA Tournament games. The under is 6-0 the last 6 times the Mountaineers have been the listed favorite on a neutral court. PG Truck Bryant will miss the remainder of the season with a broken foot.
Washington has learned just how quickly a season and perspective can change this year. Washington was considered one of the weakest Pac-10 Champions in recent memory, until the NCAA Tournament started. The Huskies have beat both Marquette and New Mexico to advance to the Sweet 16. The Huskies are 26-9 SU and 16-18 SU overall this season. Washington has won 9 consecutive games SU entering tonight, with their offense being the biggest reason for their sustained success. The Huskies have scored at least 79 PTS in 6 of their past 7 games. Washington is led by their dynamic duo of F Quincy Pondexter and PG Isaiah Thomas. Pondexter leads the Huskies with 19.7 PPG this season while shooting better than 53% from the field. Thomas averages 17 PPG, along with 4 RPG and 3.1 APG for the Huskies this season. Washington is looking to advance to the Elite Eight for the 1st time in 57 years. The Huskies are 9-7 SU and 8-8 ATS in games played away from home. Washington
is 2-4 ATS as the listed underdog this season. The Huskies are only 5-8 ATS in non-conference games this season. Washington will be playing only their 2nd game this season outside of the Pacific time zone this season.
The Huskies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games. The over is 6-1 the last 7 times the Huskies have been the listed underdog when playing on a neutral court. Washington is relatively healthy, as they have no major injuries reported.
Johnny Detroit, Special Contributor to Gambling911.com
Submitted by Guest on Thu, 03/25/2010 - 11:09