Washington State at California College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/22/2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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The Washington State Cougars travel to Haas Pavilion to play the California Golden Bears on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has California as 3 point favorites.
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Washington State comes into this game with an overall record of 10-16. They currently have a point differential of -4.5 as they are averaging 73.1 points per game while giving up 77.6 per contest. California has an overall record of 8-19. They are averaging 69.4 points per game and surrendering 78.2, good for a point differential of -8.8.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 11-14 against the spread this season
The Washington State Cougars are 12-13 against the over/under this year
Important California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 10-15 against the spread this season
The California Golden Bears are 10-13 against the over/under this year
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Malachi Flynn averages 15.4 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Robert Franks averages 17.8 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Justice Sueing averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Don Coleman averages 15.7 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars allow 77.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 295th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 291st and 152nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 262nd, and they give up 14.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 273rd place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 45th in college basketball. Washington State averages 73.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 209th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 225th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 79th in D-1. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 271st and 103rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 112th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Bears surrender 78.2 points per contest, which ranks them 309th in the country. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 311th and 348th in those defensive statistics. They rank 341st with 16.6 assists allowed per contest, and 153rd with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Bears are 235th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game this season. California is 279th in Division 1 with 69.4 points per game this year. They are 321st in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -8.8. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 345th in the nation. They are 153rd in college basketball in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game and 344th in assists per contest with 10.1. The Golden Bears are 37th in turnovers per game with 14.9.
The Cougars are 319th in the country in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 204th. They are 169th in college basketball in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 86th. As a unit they are 113th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in D-1. Washington State is 87th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 294th in the country.
California is 77th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 331st in Division 1. The Golden Bears are 316th in the nation in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 97.5 is ranked 311th. They are 109th in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 339th. As a unit they are 339th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 343rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Washington State/California college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take California -3
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