Thursday, February 11, 2016
Coors Events Center
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The Washington State Cougars travel to Coors Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday, February 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 9-14 and a road record of 0-5. They are 9-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-11. The Buffaloes have an overall record of 17-7 and a home record of 12-1. They have an over/under record of 10-11 and they are 13-8 against the spread.
Josh Hawkinson comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 11 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Ike Iroegbu averages 14.9 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Washington State. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Josh Scott averages 16.7 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Buffaloes. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. George King averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Washington State averages 73.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 162nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 42nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 134th in the country. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 249th and 122nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 279th with 13.9 per game. The Cougars allow 76.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 275th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 164th and 175th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 150th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 68th place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 295th in the Division 1.
Colorado averages 76.2 points per game this year which ranks them 92nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 212th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 16th in the nation. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 113th respectively. In the turnover department the Buffaloes rank 273rd with 13.9 per game. The Buffaloes allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 125th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 65th and 184th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 72nd and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the nation. The Buffaloes force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 330th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 66.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 56.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -20 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 101.5 and they assist on 51% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Washington State turns the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25.3%. The Cougars give up 78.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buffaloes score 82 ppg at home and they have averaged 60.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.9 points per game. The Buffaloes have a rating on offense of 108.2 and 56.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Colorado turns it over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 36.3%. The Buffaloes give up 67.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 9-13 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 11-11 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 13-8 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 10-11 against the over/under
Washington State Cougars Injuries
02/10/16 C Conor Clifford Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. Colorado
02/10/16 F Josh Hawkinson Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Colorado
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/16/15 F Xavier Johnson Achilles out indefinitely
02/10/16 F Josh Scott Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Washington State
Tony's Pick: Take Washington State
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