Thursday, February 9, 2017
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Washington State Cougars head to Jon M. Huntsman Center to take on the Utah Utes on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 16.5 point favorites.
The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 11-12 and a road record of 2-3. They are 9-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-9. The Utes have an overall record of 15-8 and a home record of 10-3. They have an over/under record of 12-8 and they are 11-9 against the spread.
Josh Hawkinson comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 10.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Ike Iroegbu averages 12.3 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Washington State. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
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Kyle Kuzma averages 16 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Utes. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Lorenzo Bonam averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Washington State averages 70.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 217th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 97th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 146th in the country. They average 32.3 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game which ranks them 315th and 120th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 74th with 12 per game. The Cougars allow 76.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 264th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 264th and 249th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 217th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest which puts them in 268th place in the country. They force 10.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 341st in Division 1.
Utah averages 79.9 points per game this year which ranks them 38th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 91st in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 64th and 77th respectively. In the turnover department the Utes rank 223rd with 13.8 per game. The Utes allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 114th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 119th and 204th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 61st place in the nation. The Utes force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 282nd in college basketball.
The Cougars average 71 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.7 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 101.6 and they assist on 55% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. 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 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47% while their offensive rebound percentage is 18.9%. The Cougars give up 78 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 88 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Utes score 82.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.5 points per game. The Utes have a rating on offense of 112 and 49.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Utah turns it over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.3%. The Utes give up 69.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 9-10 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 10-9 against the over/under
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 11-9 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 12-8 against the over/under
Washington State Cougars Injuries
12/13/16 F Derrien King Personal expected to transfer
Utah Utes Injuries
12/16/16 G Tim Coleman Personal expected to transfer
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -16.5
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