Utah at Washington State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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The Utah Utes head to Friel Court to take on the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 7 point favorites.
Utah heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-9. They currently have a point differential of 5.5 as they are averaging 74.2 points per contest while giving up 68.7 per game. Washington State has an overall mark of 10-15. They are averaging 73.2 points per contest and giving up 77.6, which is a point differential of -4.4.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 13-8 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 8-15 against the over/under this year
Important Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 10-14 against the spread this season
The Washington State Cougars are 11-13 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Justin Bibbins averages 13.7 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 86%. David Collette averages 13 points per contest in 21.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Robert Franks scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Malachi Flynn averages 15.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 74.2 points per contest this year, which is 177th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 145th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 110th in Division 1. They average 34.5 boards per contest and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 227th and 50th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 263rd with 12.2 per game. The Utes allow 68.7 points per contest, which is 84th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 71st and 120th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 182nd, and they allow 11.4 assists per game which puts them in 47th place in college basketball. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 99th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington State is 203rd in the country with 73.2 points per contest this season. They are 211th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.4. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 76th in Division 1. They are 275th in the country in rebounding with 33.6 boards per contest and 101st in assists per game with 14.9. The Cougars are 109th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Cougars give up 77.6 points per game, which ranks them 297th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 283rd and 125th in those defensive statistics. They rank 270th with 14.5 dimes allowed per game and 266th with 36.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Cougars are 46th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per contest this year.
The Utes are 114th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 99.7 is ranked 105th. In terms of pace they are 242nd in the country with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 82nd. As a team they are 64th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 31st in Division 1. Utah is 207th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 68th in the nation.
Washington State is 80th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 285th in the nation. The Cougars are 205th in the country in offensive rating with 103.6, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 317th. In terms of pace they are 155th in Division 1 with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 83rd. As a team they are 108th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utah/Washington State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -7
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