Northwestern State Demons vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 12/23/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northwestern State Demons vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Northwestern State (+15.5)
Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum is the venue where and the Washington State Cougars (7-0) will play the Northwestern State Demons (1-8) on Wednesday. Washington State opens this contest as 15.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 142.5.
Northwestern State will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 1-8 on the season. They are turning it over 14.8 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.6 personal fouls every game. As a team, Northwestern State is pulling down 37.9 boards per contest and has totaled 110 dimes this season, which is 73rd in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Demons are shooting 33.2% on shots from beyond the arc (71 of 214) and 65.7% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 68.1 pts per game (259th in the nation) while going 38.3% from the field. On the defensive end, the Demons are forcing 11.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 14.6 fouls. They are relinquishing 34.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 318th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (83.7). The Demons defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.8% (267 of 570) and they relinquish 44.3 boards per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 325th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 153 relinquished this season.
The Northwestern State Demons faced the Gonzaga Bulldogs and ended up losing by a score of 95-57 in their last game. Northwestern State ended the game with a 37.5% field goal percentage (21 of 56) and made 7 out of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Demons made 8 of their 10 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 18 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 7 dimes in this contest in addition to having 9 steals and 3 rejections. Pertaining to defense, Northwestern State let their opponent shoot 37.5% from the field on 21 of 56. Gonzaga earned 23 assists and 10 steals in this game. In addition, the Bulldogs snagged 44 rebounds (16 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Gonzaga finished 75.0% from the free throw line by making 21 of their 28 shots. They converted 8 of their 21 attempts from distance.
Carvell Teasett is one player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He ended up walking away with 16 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 20 mins and also pulled down 2 rebounds. Teasett finished the game at 60.0% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. One more player that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this game for the Demons was Jairus Roberson. He grabbed 2 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He ended up shooting 44.4% from the floor in the game by shooting 4-of-9 (12 points). Overall, Roberson played 21 min.
Washington State has a win-loss record of 7-0 on the season. The Cougars commit 17.0 fouls per contest and they shoot 69.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 12.4 times per game (240th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 14.3 times per contest. Washington State has accumulated 488 points this season (69.7 per game) and they collect 41.9 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Cougars are shooting 41.2% from the floor, which ranks them 287th in college basketball. The Cougars are ranked 20th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 58.4. The Washington State defense concedes 26.1% on shots from beyond the arc (42 of 161) and their opponents are knocking down 70.8% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 10.9 assists and 36.0 boards per game, which ranks 70th and 199th in college hoops. They have forced 13.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 34.4% from the floor (7th in college basketball).
When they last played, the Washington State Cougars walked away with a victory by a final of 90-62 when they played the Prairie View A&M Panthers. The Cougars pulled down 29 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive boards totaling 46 for the game. They blocked 4 shots while recording 9 steals in this matchup. The Panthers were called for 20 personal fouls in this game which got the Cougars to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to make 17 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 70.8%. In relation to shooting from 3-point land, Washington State buried 13 of 27 attempts (48.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cougars went 30 for 62 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.4%. The Cougars permitted the Panthers to knock down 25 out of their 64 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 39.1% for this game. They wrapped up this game 16.7% from 3-point land by going 4 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 8 of 12 from the free throw line (66.7%). In the matter of rebounding, Washington State permitted Prairie View A&M to pull down 28 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Isaac Bonton played big minutes for the Cougars for this contest. He made 5 of 12 in this contest for a rate of 41.7%, which got him 12 points. Bonton snagged 5 rebounds in his 35 minutes played and accounted for 7 dimes in the game. An additional guy who saw a lot of court time for Washington State was Efe Abogidi. He ended up with 16 points in 28 minutes played via 5 of 7 from the floor for the game. Abogidi walked away from this one going 71.4% from the floor as well as totaling 2 dimes and 14 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington State (-15.5) and under 142.5 points
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