Montana State at Washington State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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The Montana State Bobcats travel to Beasley Coliseum to play the Washington State Cougars on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington State as 10.5 point favorites.
Montana State comes into this game with an overall record of 2-6. They currently have a point differential of -15.5 as they are averaging 68.6 points per game while giving up 84.1 per contest. Washington State has an overall mark of 5-2. They are averaging 82.6 points per contest and giving up 72.1, which is a point differential of 10.4.
Valuable Montana State Bobcats Betting Trends
The Montana State Bobcats are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Montana State Bobcats are 5-2-0 against the over/under
Important Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 5-2-0 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Key Montana State Bobcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Keljin Blevins averages 11.5 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%. Tyler Hall comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
CJ Elleby averages 13.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Robert Franks averages 24.3 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bobcats allow 84.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 339th in Division 1. They also allow a 51% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 345th and 278th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 137th, and they give up 17.8 assists per contest which puts them in 342nd place in the NCAA. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 55th in the nation. Montana State averages 68.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 298th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -15.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 273rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 255th in D-1. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 280th and 222nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 16.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars surrender 72.1 points per contest, which ranks them 199th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 113th and 67th in those defensive statistics. They rank 195th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest, and 297th with 38.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 159th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Washington State is 49th in the country with 82.6 points per game this year. They are 148th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 145th in the nation. They are 85th in the country in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Cougars are 306th in turnovers per game with 11.6.
The Bobcats have an offensive rating of 95.1, which is ranked 308th. They are 138th in college basketball in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 246th. As a unit they are 257th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 33rd in D-1. Montana State is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.2 times per 100 possessions.
Washington State is 324th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 63rd in the country in offensive rating with 112.2. In terms of pace they are 87th in Division 1 with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 113th. As a team they are 139th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 36th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Montana State/Washington State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington State -10.5
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