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Washington vs. Utah 12/3/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Washington takes on Utah on 12/3/2020 at 6:00PM.

Washington and Utah face off in an regular season game for both teams as every game in this shortened College Basketball season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Washington has a record of 0-2 this season. Utah is )-) this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The Washington Roster

The Players to Watch for Washington

Quade Green 6-0 170.0 Guard

Quade Green has a 11.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Quade Green attempted 0.273% of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.333% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.438% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Quade Green is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Quade Green has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Jamal Bey 6-6 210.0 Guard

Jamal Bey has a 7.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Jamal Bey this season has 0.444% of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.25% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.4% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

Jamal Bey has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Erik Stevenson 6-3 198.0 Guard

Erik Stevenson has a 2.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Erik Stevenson attempted 0.5% of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Erik Stevenson shot 0.25% from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Erik Stevenson shot 0.375% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Erik Stevenson is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Erik Stevenson has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Hameir Wright 6-9 220.0 Forward

Hameir Wright has a 6.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Hameir Wright this season has 0.8% of his shots attempted from 3 point range It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. Hameir Wright shot 0.083% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Hameir Wright shot 0.667% inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Hameir Wright has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Nate Roberts 6-10 245.0 Forward

Nate Roberts sports a 10.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Nate Roberts attempted 0.0% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Nate Roberts shot nan% from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Nate Roberts shot 0.429% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

Nate Roberts has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Nate Roberts is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

The Utah Roster

The Players to Watch for Utah

Timmy Allen 6-6 204.0 Forward

Timmy Allen had a 19.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign last season. Consider that he was one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Timmy Allen sported a 2.3 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. Last season, he was a positive contributor for the team. Good things happened when he was on the floor. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Timmy Allen last season had 0.089% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.211% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.463% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score was not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Rylan Jones 6-0 175.0 Guard

Rylan Jones had a 14.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Rylan Jones sported a 2.0 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. Last season, he was a positive contributor for the team. Good things happened when he was on the floor. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Rylan Jones attempted 0.655% of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.38% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.426% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

Last season, when shots were missed, Rylan Jones was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Riley Battin 6-9 234.0 Forward

Riley Battin sported a 14.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Riley Battin sported a 2.9 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. Last season, he was a positive contributor for the team. Good things happened when he was on the floor. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Riley Battin attempted 0.543% of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.33% of his three point shots fired this season. Last season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.524% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score was not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Mikael Jantunen 6-8 219.0 Forward

Mikael Jantunen had a 17.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign last season. Consider that he was one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Mikael Jantunen had a 2.9 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. Last season, he was a positive contributor for the team. Good things happened when he was on the floor. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Mikael Jantunen last season had 0.132% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Mikael Jantunen shot 0.313% from long range last season. Last season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Mikael Jantunen shot 0.714% inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

He was one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Branden Carlson 7-0 218.0 Center

Branden Carlson sported a 16.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign last season. Consider that he was one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Branden Carlson sported a 2.7 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. Last season, he was a positive contributor for the team. Good things happened when he was on the floor. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Branden Carlson attempted 0.079% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.231% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Branden Carlson shot 0.576% inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Branden Carlson has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Jaxon Brenchley 6-5 190.0 Guard

Jaxon Brenchley sported a 11.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Jaxon Brenchley had a 3.2 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. Last season, he was a positive contributor for the team. Good things happened when he was on the floor. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Jaxon Brenchley last season had 0.739% of his shots attempted from 3 point range It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. Jaxon Brenchley shot 0.364% from long range last season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Jaxon Brenchley shot 0.323% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score was not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

Last season, when shots were missed, Jaxon Brenchley was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Jaxon Brenchley is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Alfonso Plummer 6-1 175.0 Guard

Alfonso Plummer had a 21.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Alfonso Plummer had a 7.2 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. When he is on the floor, he makes a MAJOR positive impact. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Alfonso Plummer attempted 0.721% of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. Alfonso Plummer shot 0.42% from long range last season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.587% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

Last season, when shots were missed, Alfonso Plummer was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Alfonso Plummer is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Lahat Thioune 6-10 218.0 Forward

Lahat Thioune had a 13.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Lahat Thioune had a 0.8 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was an average contributor as far as his impact. He is not a major drag nor is he a major positive. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Lahat Thioune attempted 0.0% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Lahat Thioune shot nan% from long range last season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Lahat Thioune shot 0.667% inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

He was one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Washington vs. Utah Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Washington 66 Utah 71

Spread Pick: Washington +8 -109 Pinnacle Sports
Total Pick: Over 134.5 -112 Pinnacle Sports