Thursday, January 21, 2016
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The Utah Utes travel to Beasley Coliseum to play the Washington State Cougars on Thursday, January 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Utes come into this game with an overall record of 13-5 and a road record of 1-3. They are 5-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-7. The Cougars have an overall record of 9-8 and a home record of 8-3. They have an over/under record of 10-6 and they are 8-8 against the spread.
Jakob Poeltl comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Utes. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Jordan Loveridge averages 11.3 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Josh Hawkinson averages 16.8 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 11.2 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Ike Iroegbu averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Utah averages 75.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 103rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 38th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 200th in the country. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game which ranks them 76th and 80th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 132nd with 12.4 per game. The Utes allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 106th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 73rd and 332nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 56th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the country. They force 9.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 341st in the Division 1.
Washington State averages 76.8 points per game this year which ranks them 84th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 57th in the nation. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per contest which ranks them 228th and 82nd respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 265th with 13.9 per game. The Cougars allow 75.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 244th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 150th and 153rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 111th and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 35th place in the nation. The Cougars force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 220th in college basketball.
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 5-10 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 9-7 against the over/under
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 8-8 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 10-6 against the over/under
Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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