Washington State at Utah College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/21/2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Washington State Cougars travel to Jon M. Huntsman Center to play the Utah Utes on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 12 point favorites.
Washington State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-9. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 75.4 points per game while giving up 74.6 per contest. Utah has an overall record of 11-7. They are averaging 74.7 points per game and surrendering 70.6, good for a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 9-8 against the spread this season
The Washington State Cougars are 7-10 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 7-7 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 5-11 against the over/under this year
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Robert Franks averages 17.7 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 86%. Malachi Flynn averages 14.8 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Justin Bibbins averages 14.1 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. David Collette averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington State averages 75.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 148th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 165th. Behind the arc they shoot 39%, which is good for 34th in the country. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 211th and 80th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 127th with 14.0 per game. The Cougars allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 236th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 191st and 58th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 275th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 175th place in college basketball. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 42nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 165th in the country with 74.7 points per game this year. They are 148th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 146th in college basketball. They are 237th in the nation in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game, and 90th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Utes are 218th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Utes surrender 70.6 points per contest, which ranks them 138th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 91st and 67th in those defensive statistics. They rank 38th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest and 180th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Utes are 70th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season.
The Cougars are 253rd in the country in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 145th. They are 164th in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 53rd. As a unit they are 66th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in D-1. Washington State is 95th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 186th in the country.
Utah is 163rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 76th in Division 1. The Utes are 164th in the nation in defensive rating with 101, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 123rd. They are 215th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 90th. As a unit they are 55th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Washington State/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -12
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