Washington State at Colorado College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/18/2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Coors Events Center
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The Washington State Cougars travel to Coors Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 7.5 point favorites.
Washington State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-8. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 75.6 points per game while giving up 74.2 per contest. Colorado has an overall record of 11-7. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 73.3, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 9-7 against the spread this season
The Washington State Cougars are 6-10 against the over/under this year
Important Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 8-9 against the spread this season
The Colorado Buffaloes are 9-9 against the over/under this year
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
12/02/17 F Tory Miller-Stewart Foot is out for season
11/05/17 F Evan Battey Academics is out for season
Malachi Flynn averages 15.4 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Robert Franks averages 18.2 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
George King averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%. McKinley Wright IV averages 15 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars allow 74.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 228th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 162nd and 58th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 265th, and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 170th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 44th in college basketball. Washington State averages 75.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 145th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 161st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 42nd in D-1. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 193rd and 88th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 97th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buffaloes surrender 73.3 points per contest, which ranks them 206th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 96th and 131st in those defensive statistics. They rank 76th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 160th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buffaloes are 52nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game this season. Colorado is 177th in Division 1 with 74.3 points per game this year. They are 190th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 168th in the nation. They are 56th in college basketball in rebounding with 38.7 boards per game and 245th in assists per contest with 12.8. The Buffaloes are 44th in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Cougars are 237th in the country in defensive rating with 103.8, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 150th. They are 152nd in college basketball in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 46th. As a unit they are 61st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in D-1. Washington State is 77th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 168th in the country.
Colorado is 55th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 98th in Division 1. The Buffaloes are 160th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.8, and their offensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 229th. They are 140th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 192nd. As a unit they are 183rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 180th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Washington State/Colorado college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado -7.5
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