Thursday, January 26, 2017
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The Washington State Cougars head to McKale Center to take on the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 23 point favorites.
The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 10-9 and a road record of 1-2. They are 6-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-8. The Wildcats have an overall record of 18-2 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 10-9 and they are 11-7 against the spread.
Josh Hawkinson comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Malachi Flynn averages 11.3 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Washington State. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
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Lauri Markkanen averages 17.1 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kobi Simmons averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Washington State averages 69.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 251st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 128th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 201st in the country. They average 33.1 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game which ranks them 300th and 168th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 83rd with 12.3 per game. The Cougars allow 74.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 227th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 201st and 255th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37 rebounds a game which ranks 233rd and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 233rd place in the country. They force 10.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 340th in Division 1.
Arizona averages 76.1 points per game this year which ranks them 95th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 39th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 16th in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest which ranks them 81st and 120th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 61st with 12 per game. The Wildcats allow 63 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 93rd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 248th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 69.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 64 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -14.3 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 99.9 and they assist on 53.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Washington State turns the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 18.8%. The Cougars give up 77.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 78.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 86.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 11.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.8 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 112.2 and 53.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Arizona turns it over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34%. The Wildcats give up 61 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 6-9 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 7-8 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 11-7 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 10-9 against the over/under
Washington State Cougars Injuries
12/13/16 F Derrien King Personal expected to transfer
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/17/16 G Dylan Smith Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 F Talbott Denny Knee out for season
11/08/16 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona -23
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