Washington State at UTEP College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Don Haskins Center
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The Washington State Cougars head to Don Haskins Center to take on the UTEP Miners on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington State as 1 point favorites.
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Washington State comes into this game with an overall record of 6-2. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 78.4 points per game while giving up 76.6 per contest. UTEP has an overall record of 2-6. They are averaging 68.4 points per game and surrendering 69.8, good for a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 5-2 against the spread this season
The Washington State Cougars are 4-3 against the over/under this year
Important UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 2-2 against the spread this season
The UTEP Miners are 2-1 against the over/under this year
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
11/26/17 C Matt Willms Wrist is OUT 2-4 weeks
11/25/17 F Trey Wade Knee is out indefinitely
Malachi Flynn averages 16.8 points per contest in 32.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%. Robert Franks averages 19.9 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Keith Frazier averages 13.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6 rebounds per game and dishes 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Omega Harris scores 11.8 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars allow 76.6 points per contest which is 263rd in Division 1. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 224th and 232nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 294th, and they allow 14.9 assists per game which puts them in 268th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 68th in the nation. Washington State averages 78.4 points per contest this year, which is 116th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 176th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 51st in college basketball. They average 35.6 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 210th and 113th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 214th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Miners give up 69.8 points per game, which ranks them 129th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 99th and 282nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 84th with 11.5 dimes allowed per game and 310th with 39.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Miners are 236th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest this year. UTEP is 296th in Division 1 with 68.4 points per contest this season. They are 271st in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.4. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 297th in D-1. They are 243rd in college basketball in rebounding with 34.8 boards per contest and 318th in assists per game with 11.3. The Miners are 122nd in turnovers per contest with 14.5.
The Cougars are 252nd in the country in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 148th. They are 149th in college basketball in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 67th. As a unit they are 87th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in D-1. Washington State is 204th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 255th in the country.
UTEP is 99th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 152nd in Division 1. The Miners are 97th in the nation in defensive rating with 95.2, and their offensive rating of 93.3 is ranked 323rd. They are 98th in D-1 in pace with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 282nd. As a unit they are 293rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 225th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington State -1 and under 150 total points
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