Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 1/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-10)
The Washington State Cougars (9-5) play the Colorado Buffaloes (11-4) at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum on Saturday. Colorado opens this game as 10-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 134.
Colorado will enter this contest with a mark of 11-4 this season. They have an average of 76.2 points per contest (92nd in college basketball) while shooting 45.2% from the field. The Buffaloes are shooting 34.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (114 of 327) and 84.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Colorado is pulling down 36.9 boards per game and has accounted for 212 assists this season, which is 46th in the nation in terms of passing. They turn it over 10.7 times per game and as a squad they commit 16.4 fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Buffaloes are able to force 13.9 turnovers every game while drawing 17.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 255th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 177 conceded on the campaign. The Buffaloes defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 41.7% (352 of 844) and they surrender 31.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 32.3% on shots from distance while they are 43rd in the country in points per game allowed (63.7).
The Colorado Buffaloes faced off with the Washington Huskies and ended up losing by a score of 84-80 in their last game. Colorado finished having earned a 46.4% field goal percentage (32 of 69) and converted 1 out of their 18 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Buffaloes converted 15 of 19 tries for a percentage of 78.9%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned 32 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 12 assists in the game while earning 5 steals and 6 blocks. In terms of the defense, Colorado allowed their opponent to shoot 46.4% from the floor on 32 of 69 shooting. Washington distributed 9 dimes and had 2 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Huskies snagged 27 rebounds (8 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Washington finished the game at 88.9% from the charity stripe by making 16 of 18 tries. They also made 12 of their 25 attempts from beyond the arc.
Jeriah Horne is a player who was a factor in this game. He ended up with 24 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 27 mins and grabbed 6 boards. Horne walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Buffaloes was Evan Battey. He pulled down 6 boards and totaled 2 assists. He finished shooting 66.7% from the field for the matchup by shooting 8-of-12 (18 points). At the conclusion of this game, Battey saw the court for 30 min.
Washington State has a record of 9-5 for the season. The Cougars are committing 17.3 personal fouls every game and they shoot 67.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 11.3 times per contest (298th in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per contest. Washington State has scored 957 points on the year (68.4 per game) and they grab 38.9 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Cougars are connecting on 41.1% from the floor, which is ranked 302nd in the nation. The Cougars on the defensive side of the court are 84th in college hoops in points given up per game with 66.4. The Washington State defense allows 28.5% on shots from distance (84 of 295) and their opposition knocks down 71.7% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 12.6 dimes and 37.1 boards per contest, which ranks 152nd and 264th in those defensive categories. They are able to force 12.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 38.8% from the field (19th in the country).
In their last game, the Washington State Cougars took a loss by a score of 71-56 when they played the Utah Utes. The Cougars recorded 15 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 23 in the game. They turned away 2 tries while recording 11 steals in this matchup. The Utes were called for 15 personal fouls for this contest which took the Cougars to the free throw line for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to convert 9 of them for a percentage of 75.0%. With respect to shots from beyond the arc, Washington State converted 7 of their 19 tries (36.8%). When all was said and done, the Cougars went 20 for 53 from the field which gave them a percentage of 37.7%. The Cougars allowed the Utes to make 28 of their 51 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 54.9% in this contest. They shot 42.9% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 6 out of 14 and ended up shooting 9 of 9 from the free throw line (100.0%). When talking about rebounds, Washington State permitted Utah to grab 29 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Noah Williams ended up being important for the Cougars in this game. He converted 6 of 11 for the game for a field goal rate of 54.5%, which earned him 17 points. Williams totaled 2 boards in his 34 minutes played and accumulated 5 dimes for the contest. Another guy who came through for Washington State was Efe Abogidi. He ended up finishing with 12 points in 31 minutes on the hardwood by way of 3 out of 7 shooting in this matchup. Abogidi ended the game having shot 42.9% from the floor in addition to totaling 2 dimes and 5 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington State (+10) and under 134 points
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