Eastern Washington Eagles vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Eastern Washington Eagles vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Eastern Washington (+3)
The Eastern Washington Eagles (23-8 last season) head to Beasley Coliseum on Saturday where they'll take on the Washington State Cougars (16-16 last year). Washington State opens this game as 3-point favorites. The total opens at 149.5.
Eastern Washington comes into this matchup after finishing with a win-loss record of 23-8 last year. They lost possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest and as a squad committed 18.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a basketball team, Eastern Washington pulled in 38.3 boards per contest and earned 544 dimes last season, which ranked 8th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Eagles hit on 34.9% from downtown (288 of 826) and 69.4% from the free throw line. They had an average of 80.9 points per game (6th in Division 1) on 46.0% from the field. When they were on defense, the Eagles forced their opponents into 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.8 personal fouls. They relinquished 34.0% on 3-point attempts and they were 274th in the country in points per game from their opponents (72.9). The Eagles defensively gave up a shooting percentage of 42.7% (811 of 1,898) and they relinquished 36.9 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They were ranked 281st in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 446 surrendered last season.
The Eastern Washington Eagles faced off with the Weber State Wildcats and earned the victory with a final of 78-69 in their last contest. Eastern Washington walked away from the contest having earned a 43.9% FG percentage (29 out of 66) and made 13 of 31 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Eagles knocked down 7 of 12 shots for a percentage of 58.3%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 38 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 24 assists in this game in addition to earning 9 steals and 3 blocks. In relation to the defense, Eastern Washington allowed their opponent to shoot 43.9% from the field on 29 of 66. Weber State earned 13 assists and 8 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Wildcats snagged 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Weber State shot 83.3% from the charity stripe by making 5 of 6 tries. They also made 6 out of their 21 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Jacob Davison is one guy who was pivotal for the game. He was able to score 24 points on 9 of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 38 minutes and also collected 8 boards. Davison went 45.0% from the floor and also earned 5 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in this game for the Eagles was Kim Aiken Jr.. He pulled down 13 boards and also earned 2 dimes. He shot 42.9% from the field in the matchup by going 6-of-14 (19 points). When all was said and done, Jr. played 37 min.
Washington State had a mark of 16-16 last season. The Cougars were responsible for committing 17.6 fouls every game and they shot 74.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates was at 11.6 times per contest (291st in college hoops) and they turned it over 12.3 times per contest. Washington State scored 2,235 pts over the course of last year (69.8 per contest) and they averaged 36.4 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Cougars connected on 39.8% from the field, which ranked 338th in college basketball. The Cougars defensively were ranked 187th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 69.7. The Washington State defense conceded 31.5% from downtown (184 of 584) and opponents converted on 68.8% of their foul shots. They were able to force 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and let teams shoot 44.9% from the floor (276th in college basketball). They surrendered 11.5 assists and 37.2 rebounds per contest, ranking them 89th and 292nd in college hoops.
For their last game, the Washington State Cougars got the victory with a final of 56-52 when they faced the Texas Southern Tigers. The Cougars were able to collect 32 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for this contest. They rejected 3 tries while getting 4 steals in this contest. The Tigers were called for 28 fouls in the matchup which got the Cougars to the charity stripe for 31 shots. They were able to knock down 23 of them for a percentage of 74.2%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Washington State made 5 of their 28 attempts (17.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Cougars finished the game shooting 14 out of 50 from the field which had them shooting 28.0%. The Cougars allowed the Tigers to make 18 out of 61 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 29.5% in this game. They finished 26.3% from 3-point land by shooting 5 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 13 at the charity stripe (84.6%). In the matter of how they rebounded, Washington State allowed Texas Southern to snag 41 in all (9 offensive).
Isaac Bonton was pivotal for the Cougars in this contest. He knocked down 7 of 25 in the game for a rate of 28.0%, which had him finishing with 28 points. Bonton grabbed 7 rebounds in his 38 mins and accounted for 3 dimes for this game. Someone else who saw a lot of minutes for Washington State was Aljaz Kunc. He accumulated 11 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood by way of 1 of 1 from the floor in the matchup. Kunc walked away from this one going 100.0% from the floor and also totaling 2 dimes and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington State (-3)
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