Washington at Utah State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/22/2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
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The Washington Huskies head to Nationwide Arena to take on the Utah State Aggies on Friday, March 22, 2019. The opening line for this game has Utah State as 1 point favorites.
Washington heads into this matchup with a mark of 24-7. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 69.8 points per contest while giving up 64.4 per game. Utah State has an overall record of 25-6. They are averaging 79.2 points per game and surrendering 66.8, good for a point differential of 12.4.
Valuable Washington Huskies Betting Trends
The Washington Huskies are 17-16-1 against the spread this season
The Washington Huskies are 10-21-0 against the over/under this year
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 18-15-0 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 17-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Washington Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/09/18 C Klay Stall ACL is out for season
11/09/18 F Roche Grootfaam ACL is out for season
Jaylen Nowell comes into this game averaging 16.2 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 77%. David Crisp averages 12.5 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Sam Merrill scores 21.2 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Neemias Queta averages 11.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.9 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 69.8 points per contest, which is 252nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 130th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 164th in the nation. They average 31.6 boards per contest and 11.7 assists per game, which ranks them 330th and 288th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 136th with 13.3 per game. The Huskies allow 64.4 points per contest, which is 30th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 60th and 107th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 135th, and they allow 13.1 assists per game which puts them in 181st place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 337th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State is 38th in the nation with 79.2 points per contest this season. They are 40th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 115th in the NCAA. They are 11th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 17.1. The Aggies are 213th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Aggies give up 66.8 points per game, which ranks them 56th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 205th in those defensive statistics. They rank 57th with 11.4 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 31.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Aggies are 108th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Huskies are 169th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.6. In terms of pace they are 286th in the country with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 126th. As a team they are 121st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 141st in Division 1. Washington is 75th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
Utah State is 223rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 112.4, which is ranked 27th. They are 134th in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 49th. As a unit they are 31st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 189th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Washington/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington +1
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