Sunday, February 14, 2016
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Washington State Cougars travel to Jon M. Huntsman Center to play the Utah Utes on Sunday, February 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 15.5 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 9-15 and a road record of 0-6. They are 10-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-11. The Utes have an overall record of 18-7 and a home record of 12-1. They have an over/under record of 14-9 and they are 9-13 against the spread.
Josh Hawkinson comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 11.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Ike Iroegbu averages 14.6 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Washington State. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jakob Poeltl averages 17.5 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Utes. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Kyle Kuzma averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Washington State averages 73.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 154th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 37th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 132nd in the country. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 241st and 127th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 288th with 14.1 per game. The Cougars allow 77.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 279th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 154th and 162nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 155th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 63rd place in the country. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 299th in the Division 1.
Utah averages 77.2 points per game this year which ranks them 70th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 130th in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest which ranks them 110th and 65th respectively. In the turnover department the Utes rank 131st with 12.5 per game. The Utes allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 129th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 88th and 285th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 57th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 33rd place in the nation. The Utes force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 333rd in college basketball.
The Cougars average 68.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -10.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -11.3 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 101.6 and they assist on 50.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.9 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 17.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25.4%. The Cougars give up 79.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Utes score 85.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.9 points per game. The Utes have a rating on offense of 113.4 and 57.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Utah turns it over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.6%. The Utes give up 69.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 10-13 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 12-11 against the over/under
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 9-13 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 14-9 against the over/under
Washington State Cougars Injuries
02/13/16 G Charles Callison Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Utah U
Utah Utes Injuries
12/16/15 G Brandon Miller Personal left the program
01/07/16 C Makol Mawien Redshirt out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Washington State
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