Saturday, January 14, 2017
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The Washington State Cougars travel to Haas Pavilion to play the California Golden Bears on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 9-6 and a road record of 1-0. They are 4-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5. The Golden Bears have an overall record of 11-5 and a home record of 9-2. They have an over/under record of 8-8 and they are 7-9 against the spread.
Josh Hawkinson comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Malachi Flynn averages 11.7 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Washington State. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Ivan Rabb averages 15.4 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Bears. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 64%. Charlie Moore averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Washington State averages 71.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 195th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 78th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 194th in the country. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 227th and 145th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 114th with 12.7 per game. The Cougars allow 73.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 196th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 138th and 222nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 174th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest which puts them in 250th place in the country. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 322nd in Division 1.
California averages 71.1 points per game this year which ranks them 206th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 146th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 201st in the nation. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 197th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Bears rank 129th with 12.9 per game. The Golden Bears allow 62.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 39th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the nation. The Golden Bears force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 314th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 75.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.3 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 102.2 and they assist on 54.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Washington State turns the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 19.2%. The Cougars give up 79.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Bears score 73.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.8 points per game. The Golden Bears have a rating on offense of 102.8 and 51.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.1 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 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. California turns it over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32%. The Golden Bears give up 59.6 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 4-7 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 6-5 against the over/under
California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 7-9 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 8-8 against the over/under
Washington State Cougars Injuries
12/13/16 F Derrien King Personal expected to transfer
California Golden Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take California
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