Portland State Vikings vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland State Vikings vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Portland State (+10)
The Portland State Vikings (1-1) go to Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum on Sunday where they'll meet the Washington State Cougars (4-0). The line on this matchup has Washington State as 10-point favorites. The total is set at 145.5.
Portland State comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 1-1 this year. The Vikings are shooting 22.6% on shots from downtown (14 of 62) and 71.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 80.5 pts per game (76th in the nation) while connecting on 40.4% from the field. They turn it over 15.5 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 23.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Portland State is collecting 51.0 boards per game and has totaled 34 assists on the year, which ranks 265th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Vikings are able to force 15.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.5 fouls. The Vikings defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 37.9% (44 of 116) and they surrender 34.0 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 44th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 28 conceded on the year. They relinquish 23.7% on 3-point attempts while they are 122nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (67.0).
The Portland State Vikings stepped onto the hardwood against the Northwest University Eagles and took home the win by a score of 88-48 in their last contest. Portland State ended the contest with a 42.3% FG percentage (33 of 78) and made 8 of their 30 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Vikings converted 14 of 17 tries for a percentage of 82.4%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 56 with 25 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 21 assists in the matchup while getting 8 steals and 3 blocks. In reference to the defense, Portland State let their opponent shoot 42.3% from the field on 33 of 78. Northwest University doled out 12 assists and 3 steals for this game. In addition, the Eagles grabbed 20 boards (7 offensive, 13 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Northwest University ended up going 58.8% from the free throw line by burying 10 of their 17 shots. They knocked down 6 out of their 22 attempts from 3-point land.
Charles Jones is one player who was a factor for the contest. He accounted for 11 points on 4 out of 13 shooting. He played for 23 mins and snagged 7 boards. Jones finished the game shooting 30.8% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in this matchup for the Vikings was James Scott. He totaled 12 rebounds and accounted for 4 dimes. He shot 33.3% from the field for the matchup via 3-of-9 (8 points). At the conclusion of this game, Scott played 19 min.
Washington State has a win-loss mark of 4-0 this year. The Cougars are committing 16.8 fouls per contest and they hit 69.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.5 times per contest (261st in college basketball) and they turn it over 15.0 times per game. Washington State has 247 points for the campaign (61.8 per game) and they grab 39.8 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Cougars are connecting on 35.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 336th in the country. The Cougars on the defensive side of the court are 29th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 58.3. The Washington State defense allows 29.5% on shots from beyond the arc (28 of 95) and their opponents are knocking down 66.0% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 11.5 dimes and 37.8 boards per game, which has them ranked 102nd and 225th in those categories. They have forced 15.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 36.0% from the field (28th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Washington State Cougars went home victorious with a score of 61-58 when they faced the Idaho Vandals. The Cougars were able to corral 30 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 37 for this contest. They also turned away 6 tries while recording 8 steals for the contest. The Vandals were called for 22 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Cougars to the free throw line for 26 shots. They were able to convert 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 61.5%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, Washington State knocked down 5 out of 11 attempts (45.5%). When all was said and done, the Cougars finished 20 for 47 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.6%. The Cougars permitted the Vandals to knock down 23 of their 61 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 37.7% for this game. They wrapped up this game 31.8% from distance by shooting 7 out of 22 and finished the game at 5 out of 9 from the charity stripe (55.6%). Concerning team rebounding, Washington State allowed Idaho to snag 25 overall (3 on the offensive glass).
Noah Williams played a lot for the Cougars for the game. He buried 5 out of 7 for this game for a field goal rate of 71.4%, which got him 19 points. Williams totaled 4 rebounds in his 36 minutes played and had 4 dimes for this game. One more player who came through for Washington State was Isaac Bonton. He scored 17 points in his 32 minutes played by going 6 out of 15 shooting in the matchup. Bonton walked away from this one going 40.0% from the floor as well as contributing 2 dimes and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland State (+10)
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