Sunday, January 1, 2017
Alaska Airlines Arena
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The Washington State Cougars travel to Alaska Airlines Arena to play the Washington Huskies on Sunday, January 1, 2017.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 7-5. They are 2-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4. The Huskies have an overall record of 7-5 and a home record of 5-2. They have an over/under record of 7-4 and they are 4-7 against the spread.
Josh Hawkinson comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 10.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Malachi Flynn averages 11.3 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Washington State. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Markelle Fultz averages 22 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%. David Crisp averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Washington State averages 71.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 198th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 120th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 198th in the country. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 178th and 180th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 165th with 13.5 per game. The Cougars allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 189th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 103rd and 123rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 225th and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 212th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 320th in Division 1.
Washington averages 86.3 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 2nd in the nation. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest which ranks them 39th and 112th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 227th with 14.3 per game. The Huskies allow 80.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 294th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 158th and 293rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 68th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 279th place in the nation. The Huskies force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 74.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 100.2 and they assist on 53.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Washington State turns the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 19.4%. The Cougars give up 81 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 90.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 87.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 14.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.7 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 113.5 and 47.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 76.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Washington turns it over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.5%. The Huskies give up 80.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 2-6 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 4-4 against the over/under
Washington Huskies Betting Trends
The Washington Huskies are 4-7 against the spread
The Washington Huskies are 7-4 against the over/under
Washington State Cougars Injuries
12/13/16 F Derrien King Personal expected to transfer
12/13/16 F Jeff Pollard Mononucleosis out indefinitely
Washington Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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