Washington State vs Utah predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -8
The Washington State Cougars head to Jon M. Huntsman Center to take on the Utah Utes on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has Utah as 8 point favorites.
Washington State heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-8. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 71.6 points per contest while giving up 67.5 per game. Utah has an overall record of 11-7. They are averaging 75.3 points per game and surrendering 72.4, good for a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 8-11-1 against the spread this season
The Washington State Cougars are 11-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 9-9-0 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 10-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
11/08/19 G Ryan Rapp Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/22/20 F Tony Miller Ankle is out indefinitely
01/15/20 G Jaylen Shead Hip is out indefinitely
01/10/20 F Marvin Cannon Knee is out indefinitely
01/04/20 F Deion James Heart is out for season
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
CJ Elleby comes into this game averaging 18.9 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Isaac Bonton averages 14.6 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Timmy Allen scores 19.8 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Both Gach averages 11.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington State averages 71.6 points per contest, which is 173rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 322nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 276th in the nation. They average 36.6 boards per contest and 11.9 assists per game, which ranks them 135th and 277th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 325th with 11.3 per game. The Cougars allow 67.5 points per contest, which is 138th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 281st and 101st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 256th, and they allow 10.9 assists per game which puts them in 60th place in the country. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 295th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 89th in the nation with 75.3 points per contest this season. They are 93rd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 190th in the NCAA. They are 92nd in D-1 in rebounding with 37.7 boards per contest and 111th in assists per game with 14.2. The Utes are 200th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Utes give up 72.4 points per game, which ranks them 251st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 223rd and 284th in those defensive statistics. They rank 276th with 14.1 dimes allowed per game and 127th with 34.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Utes are 45th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per contest this year.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 100.4, which is ranked 203rd. They are 123rd in college basketball in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 313th. As a unit they are 305th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 147th in D-1. Washington State is 336th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions.
Utah is 193rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Utes have an offensive rating of 106.9, which is ranked 77th. They are 173rd in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 93rd. As a unit they are 52nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 110th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Washington State/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington State +8
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