Washington State at Idaho College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/6/2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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The Washington State Cougars travel to Cowan Spectrum to play the Idaho Vandals on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has Idaho as 2 point favorites.
Washington State comes into this game with an overall record of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 5.9 as they are averaging 80.4 points per game while giving up 74.6 per contest. Idaho has an overall mark of 5-1. They are averaging 73.3 points per contest and giving up 65.9, which is a point differential of 7.4.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 5-1 against the spread this season
The Washington State Cougars are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Important Idaho Vandals Betting Trends
The Idaho Vandals are 2-2 against the spread this season
The Idaho Vandals are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Idaho Vandals Injuries
11/15/17 F Arkadiy Mkrtychyan Knee is out indefinitely
Malachi Flynn averages 17.9 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Robert Franks averages 20.4 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Nate Sherwood averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 93%. Victor Sanders averages 20.9 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 232nd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 209th and 162nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 270th, and they give up 14.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 240th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 88th in college basketball. Washington State averages 80.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 91st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 153rd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 35th in D-1. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 191st and 95th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 217th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Vandals surrender 65.9 points per contest, which ranks them 62nd in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 47th and 31st in those defensive statistics. They rank 189th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest, and 47th with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Vandals are 37th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game this season. Idaho is 217th in Division 1 with 73.3 points per game this year. They are 187th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 83rd in the nation. They are 142nd in college basketball in rebounding with 37.6 boards per game and 101st in assists per contest with 15.6. The Vandals are 139th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Cougars are 218th in the country in defensive rating with 102, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 96th. They are 158th in college basketball in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 43rd. As a unit they are 52nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in D-1. Washington State is 208th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 230th in the country.
Idaho is 96th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 48th in the nation. The Vandals are 187th in the country in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 93.7 is ranked 83rd. In terms of pace they are 233rd in Division 1 with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 167th. As a team they are 110th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 169th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Washington State/Idaho college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Idaho -2
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