Washington State at Utah College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The Washington State Cougars head to Jon M. Huntsman Center to take on the Utah Utes on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this game has Utah as 10 point favorites.
Washington State comes into this game with an overall record of 7-8. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 79.7 points per game while giving up 77.7 per contest. Utah has an overall mark of 7-8. They are averaging 74.1 points per contest and giving up 74.3, which is a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 8-6-0 against the spread this season
The Washington State Cougars are 10-3-1 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 5-9-0 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 8-5-1 against the over/under this year
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
01/11/19 F Robert Franks Hip is out Saturday vs Utah U
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Carter Skaggs comes into this game averaging 8.5 points per contest while playing 21.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 90%. CJ Elleby averages 15.7 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 7.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Sedrick Barefield scores 15.7 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 1.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Donnie Tillman averages 11.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.9 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington State averages 79.7 points per contest, which is 59th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 100th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 131st in the nation. They average 34.7 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 256th and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 224th with 12.9 per game. The Cougars allow 77.7 points per contest, which is 303rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 285th and 229th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 222nd, and they allow 15.3 assists per game which puts them in 310th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 130th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 174th in the nation with 74.1 points per contest this season. They are 115th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.1. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 71st in the NCAA. They are 216th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.3 boards per contest and 128th in assists per game with 14.4. The Utes are 166th in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Utes give up 74.3 points per game, which ranks them 246th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 295th and 322nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 242nd with 13.9 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 31.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Utes are 3rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 9.9 per contest this year.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 109, which is ranked 87th. They are 72nd in college basketball in pace with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 64th. As a unit they are 47th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 49th in D-1. Washington State is 224th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Utah is 101st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Utes have an offensive rating of 110.3, which is ranked 62nd. They are 327th in D-1 in pace with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 59th. As a unit they are 41st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Washington State/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington State +10
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