Washington Huskies vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 12/29/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Huskies vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
The Washington Huskies (5-5) are hitting the road to Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum on Wednesday where they will meet the Washington State Cougars (8-5).
The Washington Huskies played Utah Valley and went home with a loss by a final score of 68-52 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Huskies ended up with 21 while Utah Valley accumulated 24 fouls. They made 8 of their 22 shots from downtown. Utah Valley ended up shooting 73.7% from the charity stripe by making 14 of their 19 attempts. On top of that, Utah Valley collected 41 rebounds (12 offensive, 29 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Utah Valley recorded 12 assists and had 3 steals in this contest. With regard to the defense, Washington allowed their opponent to shoot 43.4% from the floor on 23 out of 53 shooting. They also distributed 2 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 17 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When discussing pulling down boards, they compiled 24 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Huskies knocked down 14 of their 26 tries for a percentage of 53.8%. Washington finished the contest having earned a 35.2% field goal percentage (19 of 54) and knocked down 0 out of their 11 3-point attempts.
Terrell Brown is one player who played a role in this matchup. He shot 47.1% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. He played 35 minutes and also grabbed 6 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 23 points on 8 of 17 shooting.
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Washington steps onto the hardwood with a record of 5-5 for the year. They turn it over 12.9 times per game and as a group are committing 19.2 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Washington is collecting 34.4 rebounds per contest and has racked up 90 dimes on the season, which is 355th in the country in terms of passing. The Huskies are shooting 28.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (57 of 200) and 65.8% from the free throw line. They average 69.7 pts per game (239th in the country) while going 39.0% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Huskies are forcing 17.9 turnovers every game and they draw 22.5 personal fouls. They give up 32.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 245th in D-1 in points per game allowed (71.2). The Huskies are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.9% (246 of 587) and they surrender 41.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 10th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 99 surrendered on the campaign.
In their last game, the Washington State Cougars took a loss by a final score of 58-52 against Boise State. The Cougars were able to collect 22 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards totaling 37 for this contest. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. Boise State earned 17 fouls for this contest which took the Cougars to the free throw line for 15 tries. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 60.0%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Washington State made 7 of their 24 attempts (29.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cougars shot 18 out of 59 from the floor which gave them a rate of 30.5%. The Cougars allowed Boise State to bury 18 out of 50 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 36.0% for the game. They finished 25.0% from distance by hitting 4 out of 16 and finished the game at 18 out of 21 from the free throw line (85.7%). When it comes to rebounding, Washington State allowed Boise State to snag 34 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Andrej Jakimovski ended up being a major contributor for the Cougars for the contest. He totaled 11 points in his 30 minutes on the court and accounted for 3 assists for this contest. He buried 4 of 6 for the game for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 12 rebounds.
Washington State has a mark of 8-5 so far this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cougars are hitting on 42.5% from the floor, which is ranked 264th in D-1. Washington State has totaled 984 points on the campaign (75.7 per contest) and they grab 39.6 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 10.5 times per contest (331st in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.1 times per game. The Cougars have committed 19.5 fouls per game and they go 75.4% from the free throw line.
The Washington State defense gives up 30.5% on shots from distance (83 of 272) and their opponents are making 73.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 9.2 dimes and 32.9 rebounds every game, which ranks them 15th and 104th in those defensive categories. The Cougars defensively are ranked 75th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 63.3. They are forcing 14.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 38.9% from the floor (44th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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