CappersInfo is back with its Washington Huskies vs. BYU Cougars picks and predictions, as we look to give you all of the college basketball advice and tips that you need to beat your online sportsbook for this crucial Tuesday night tilt.
First Round NIT Picks: #6 Washington Huskies @ #3 BYU Cougars
Date: Tuesday, March 19th, 9:30 ET
Location: Marriott Center, Provo, UT
Washington vs. BYU Live TV: ESPN2
First Round NIT Betting Lines
#6 Washington Huskies +5.5
#3 BYU Cougars -5.5
This is absolutely the most intriguing of the first round games here in the NIT. BYU is a team that beat absolutely no one this year, and the only reason that it is a No. 3 seed here in the NIT is because of the revenues that a game here at the Marriott Center is sure to bring. There is no doubt that the hometown crowd is going to be giving it everything it has for the hometown Cougars, but we really don’t think that it is going to matter all that much. The Huskies played well enough down the stretch to at least get themselves into this tournament, something that was nowhere near a foregone conclusion just three weeks ago. The squad pushed Oregon, the eventual Pac-12 champs to overtime in the quarterfinals in Las Vegas, and it has just one regulation loss, that coming to UCLA, since February 20th. The Cougs are 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight games overall for a reason. Perhaps BYU is going to be able to escape from this game, simply because it has one of the best home court advantages in the Western side of the country, but we really don’t see this one being a game separated by all that many points in the end.
Washington vs. BYU Pick: Washington Huskies +5.5
Free NIT Predictions: BYU 67 – Washington 65