Sunday, February 12, 2017
Coors Events Center
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The Washington State Cougars travel to Coors Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Sunday, February 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 13 point favorites.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 11-13 and a road record of 2-4. They are 10-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-10. The Buffaloes have an overall record of 14-11 and a home record of 10-3. They have an over/under record of 10-14 and they are 8-15 against the spread.
Josh Hawkinson comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 35.4 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 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Ike Iroegbu averages 12.5 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 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 71%.
Derrick White averages 16.7 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Buffaloes. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Xavier Johnson averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Washington State averages 70.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 218th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 94th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 123rd in the country. They average 32.1 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game which ranks them 317th and 106th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 78th with 12.2 per game. The Cougars allow 76.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 260th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 270th and 218th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 215th and they give up 14.5 assists per contest which puts them in 258th place in the country. They force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 338th in Division 1.
Colorado averages 75.9 points per game this year which ranks them 97th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 137th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 170th in the nation. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 14 assists per contest which ranks them 39th and 120th respectively. In the turnover department the Buffaloes rank 130th with 12.8 per game. The Buffaloes allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 178th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 97th and 141st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 144th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 79th place in the nation. The Buffaloes force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 307th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 70.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9.7 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 101.5 and they assist on 55.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.9 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 33% of their shots. Washington State turns the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 18.7%. The Cougars give up 77.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 85 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buffaloes score 76.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.7 points per game. The Buffaloes have a rating on offense of 108.2 and 53.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Colorado turns it over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.6%. The Buffaloes give up 69 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 10-10 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 10-10 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 8-15 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 10-14 against the over/under
Washington State Cougars Injuries
12/13/16 F Derrien King Personal expected to transfer
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/09/16 G Namon Wright Foot out indefinitely
.02/11/17 G Deleon Brown Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Washington State
.02/11/17 G Josh Fortune Jaw "?" Sunday vs. Washington State
.02/11/17 F Wesley Gordon Suspension Served probable Sunday vs Washington State
.02/11/17 G Xavier Johnson Suspension Served probable Sunday vs Washington State
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado -13
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