Washington Huskies vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 2/15/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Huskies vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+7.5)
Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum is the site where and the Washington State Cougars (12-9) will take on the Washington Huskies (3-16) on Monday. The odds on this matchup have Washington State as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 141.5.
Washington will play this contest with a record of 3-16 on the year. The Huskies are hitting 33.2% on three-point shots (139 of 419) and 72.9% from the free throw line. They average 66.6 points per game (287th in the country) while connecting on 41.7% from the field. They are turning it over 13.6 times per game and as a team are committing 17.8 fouls every game. As a team, Washington is collecting 30.6 rebounds per game and has racked up 194 assists on the year, which ranks 247th in the nation in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Huskies have forced 12.2 turnovers per game and they draw 17.2 personal fouls. The Huskies are giving up a FG percentage of 45.4% (533 of 1,175) and they relinquish 39.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They currently rank 329th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 313 conceded for the campaign. They give up 35.1% on shots from distance and they rank 311th in college basketball in points per game allowed (77.3).
The Washington Huskies faced the UCLA Bruins and ended up losing by a score of 64-61 in their last contest. Washington ended the contest having earned a 36.2% field goal percentage (21 out of 58) and converted 10 out of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Huskies converted 9 of their 14 tries for a rate of 64.3%. In terms of hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 29 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 11 assists for the contest in addition to earning 7 steals and 2 blocked shots. With regard to defending, Washington allowed the other team to go 36.2% from the field on 21 out of 58 shooting. UCLA doled out 13 assists and had 2 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Bruins snagged 34 boards (5 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 2 blocks. UCLA went 33.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 6 of their 18 attempts. They also converted 10 of their 20 shots from long range.
Quade Green is a guy who played a role in the game. He recorded 14 points on 5 out of 13 shooting. He played 37 mins and also snagged 5 rebounds. Green went 38.5% from the floor and distributed 4 assists. Someone else that had an impact in this contest for the Huskies was Hameir Wright. He collected 7 rebounds and also had 2 assists. He ended up going 66.7% from the field for the contest by going 2-of-3 (7 points). Overall, Wright was on the hardwood for 27 minutes.
Washington State has a mark of 12-9 for the season. Washington State has 1,437 pts on the campaign (68.4 per contest) and they pull down 37.3 boards per game. The Cougars have committed 18.8 fouls per game while shooting 69.2% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Cougars are hitting on 41.5% from the floor, which ranks them 298th in college hoops. They are earning an assist 11.5 times per game (296th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 15.0 times per game. The Cougars on defense are ranked 102nd in Division 1 in PPG given up with 67.6. They have conceded 12.9 assists and 35.2 rebounds every game, which is 168th and 186th in college hoops. The Washington State defense gives up 31.3% on three-point shots (129 of 412) and their opponents are connecting on 72.6% of their free throw shots. They have forced 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 40.8% from the floor (58th in the country).
In their last game, the Washington State Cougars walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 76-65 against the USC Trojans. The Cougars collected 21 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 31 for the contest. They blocked 4 shots while earning 7 steals for this contest. The Trojans were called for 15 personal fouls in the game which took the Cougars to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They were able to convert 14 of them for a clip of 77.8%. In relation to three-point shots, Washington State converted 3 of their 25 attempts (12.0%). Overall, the Cougars finished 24 out of 66 from the field which had them sitting at 36.4%. The Cougars allowed the Trojans to bury 26 out of 51 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.0% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 45.5% from distance by going 5 out of 11 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 29 at the free throw line (65.5%). Regarding attacking the glass, Washington State permitted USC to collect 35 in all (6 offensive).
Dishon Jackson pitched in for the Cougars in this game. He knocked down 8 of 12 in this game giving him a rate of 66.7%, which had him sitting at 18 points. Jackson snagged 5 boards in his 30 mins played and had 2 dimes for this game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Washington State was Isaac Bonton. He totaled 17 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood by going 6 out of 17 shooting in this game. Bonton ended up shooting 35.3% from the floor while earning 5 assists and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington State (-7.5)
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