Washington State at Washington College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion
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The Washington State Cougars head to Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion to take on the Washington Huskies on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has Washington as 4.5 point favorites.
Washington State comes into this game with an overall record of 7-6. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 82.2 points per game while giving up 76.1 per contest. Washington has an overall record of 9-4. They are averaging 71.2 points per game and surrendering 66.5, good for a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 8-5-0 against the spread this season
The Washington State Cougars are 9-3-1 against the over/under this year
Important Washington Huskies Betting Trends
The Washington Huskies are 4-8-1 against the spread this season
The Washington Huskies are 4-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
01/04/19 F Robert Franks Hip is questionable Saturday vs Washington U
Key Washington Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Robert Franks comes into this game averaging 22.1 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 72%. CJ Elleby averages 15.6 points per contest in 30.7 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 7.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Jaylen Nowell scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Noah Dickerson averages 15.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.1 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington State averages 82.2 points per contest, which is 38th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 78th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 97th in the nation. They average 36.1 boards per contest and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 181st and 54th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 241st with 12.7 per game. The Cougars allow 76.1 points per contest, which is 272nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 220th and 169th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 242nd, and they allow 14.8 assists per game which puts them in 283rd place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 137th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 255th in the nation with 71.2 points per contest this season. They are 195th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 310th in the NCAA. They are 231st in D-1 in rebounding with 35.2 boards per contest and 314th in assists per game with 11.4. The Huskies are 186th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Huskies give up 66.5 points per game, which ranks them 74th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 33rd and 204th in those defensive statistics. They rank 189th with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 176th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Huskies are 216th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 111.4, which is ranked 58th. They are 58th in college basketball in pace with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 41st. As a unit they are 41st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 51st in D-1. Washington State is 256th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Washington is 145th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 103.5, which is ranked 200th. They are 273rd in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 222nd. As a unit they are 187th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 173rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Washington State/Washington college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington State +4.5
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