Idaho Vandals vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Idaho Vandals vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Idaho (+19)
The Washington State Cougars (3-0) host the Idaho Vandals (0-2) at Beasley Coliseum on Wednesday. Idaho opens this game as 19-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 137.
Idaho will take the court with a win-loss record of 0-2 for the year. They have an average of 56.0 points per contest (287th in the nation) while hitting 42.7% from the floor. The Vandals are hitting 37.0% on shots from downtown (10 of 27) and 64.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Idaho is pulling in 26.5 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 28 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 250th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 17.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 15.0 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Vandals have forced 11.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They give up 37.1% on 3-point shots while they are 212th in college basketball in PPG allowed (75.0). The Vandals defense is allowing a FG percentage of 48.7% (57 of 117) and they surrender 36.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 54th in the nation in giving up assists with 26 relinquished this season.
The Idaho Vandals faced the Sacramento State Hornets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-57 in their last contest. Idaho finished with a 43.5% FG percentage (20 out of 46) and converted 4 of their 13 shots from beyond the arc. When shot from the charity stripe, the Vandals buried 13 of 19 tries for a rate of 68.4%. With regard to pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 27 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 16 dimes in this game while having 6 steals and 3 blocks. Concerning defending, Idaho allowed the other team to shoot 43.5% from the field on 20 of 46. Sacramento State earned 13 dimes and 10 steals in the game. Moreover, the Hornets snagged 35 boards (11 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Sacramento State finished shooting 81.8% at the charity stripe by burying 9 of 11 shots. They also buried 8 out of their 20 attempts from long range.
Gabe Quinnett is one guy who was pivotal for the contest. He notched 6 points on 3 out of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 31 minutes played and collected 2 rebounds. Quinnett finished the contest at 33.3% from the field and also totaled 3 dimes. One more player that played big minutes in the game for the Vandals was Chance Garvin. He collected 5 boards and also earned 4 dimes. He finished shooting 40.0% from the field for the matchup by shooting 2-of-5 (5 points). Overall, Garvin was on the hardwood for 26 minutes.
Washington State has a record of 3-0 so far this year. Washington State has totaled 186 points so far this year (62.0 per contest) and they snag 40.0 boards per game. The Cougars are committing 17.7 personal fouls per game and they go 73.3% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Cougars are hitting on 34.1% from the floor, which is ranked 341st in the country. They are dishing out assists 11.3 times per contest (241st in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 14.3 times per game. The Cougars on defense are ranked 33rd in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 58.3. They have forced 16.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 35.4% from the field (30th in college basketball). The Washington State defense surrenders 28.8% on 3-point shots (21 of 73) and their opponents are knocking down 68.3% of their foul shots. They have allowed 11.3 assists and 40.0 boards every game, which is ranked 96th and 248th in the nation.
When they last stepped on the court, the Washington State Cougars went home victorious with a score of 59-55 against the Oregon State Beavers. The Cougars were able to corral 26 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 34 for the matchup. They also blocked 5 shots while earning 9 steals in this game. The Beavers were called for 20 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Cougars to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 73.7%. In terms of three-point attempts, Washington State converted 7 out of their 18 tries (38.9%). When the game finished, the Cougars finished the game shooting 19 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 32.8%. The Cougars allowed the Beavers to make 21 of their 59 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 35.6% for the matchup. They went 28.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 7 of 25 and ended up going 6 out of 12 from the free throw line (50.0%). When it comes to rebounding, Washington State allowed Oregon State to pull down 39 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Isaac Bonton ended up being a factor for the Cougars for the game. He buried 4 out of 18 in the game for a field goal rate of 22.2%, which had him finishing with 15 points. Bonton pulled down 4 boards in his 39 minutes and had 7 assists in this game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Washington State was Noah Williams. He was able to score 12 points in his 35 minutes on the court by going 4 of 10 from the floor for this game. Williams ended the game having shot 40.0% from the field while totaling 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Idaho (+19)
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