Washington State Cougars vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 1/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: CU Events Center in Boulder, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Washington State (+16)
The Washington State Cougars (9-6) head to CU Events Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Colorado Buffaloes (12-4). Washington State opens this matchup as 16-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 136.
Washington State heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-6 for the season. They lose possession via turnover 14.9 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.3 fouls every game. As a team, Washington State is snagging 38.4 rebounds per game and has earned 167 assists so far this year, which ranks 191st in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Cougars are shooting 34.2% on three-point attempts (111 of 325) and 68.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 67.7 pts per contest (268th in college hoops) while shooting 41.2% from the field. On the defensive end, the Cougars are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.4 personal fouls. They are giving up 29.1% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 87th in college hoops in PPG allowed (66.6). The Cougars are allowing a field goal percentage of 39.5% (361 of 915) and they surrender 36.6 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 248th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 191 conceded on the year.
The Washington State Cougars stepped onto the hardwood against the Buffaloes and ended up losing by a score of 70-59 in their last contest. Washington State finished having earned a 42.3% field goal percentage (22 out of 52) and knocked down 7 of 16 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Cougars made 8 of their 10 shots for a rate of 80.0%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they earned 28 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 9 assists in this matchup as well as getting 6 steals and 2 blocked shots. Concerning defense, Washington State allowed the other team to shoot 42.3% from the field on 22 of 52 shooting. Colorado doled out 15 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Buffaloes snagged 23 rebounds (2 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Colorado shot 80.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 15 shots. They knocked down 6 of 14 tries from beyond the arc.
Isaac Bonton is someone who was a major factor for the contest. He notched 21 points on 8 of 20 shooting. He played 37 mins and also pulled down 2 rebounds. Bonton finished the game at 40.0% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists. One more player that came through in the game for the Cougars was Noah Williams. He had 3 boards and also had 2 assists. He ended up shooting 54.5% from the field for the contest by shooting 6-of-11 (16 points). Overall, Williams was on the court for 34 min.
Colorado has a record of 12-4 for the campaign. Colorado has accounted for 1,213 pts for the season (75.8 per game) and they pull in 36.4 rebounds per contest. The Buffaloes have committed 16.2 fouls every game while shooting 83.9% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Buffaloes are shooting 45.4% from the field, which ranks them 122nd in the nation. They are getting an assist 14.2 times per game (126th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 10.8 times per contest. The Buffaloes defensively are ranked 37th in college basketball in points given up per game with 63.4. They have forced 13.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.7% from the floor (109th in D-1). The Colorado defense allows 32.9% on three-point shots (102 of 310) and their opposition knocks down 72.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 11.6 assists and 31.3 rebounds per game, which is ranked 91st and 40th in college hoops.
In their win over WSU, the Buffaloes were able to snag 21 defensive boards and 2 offensive rebounds totaling 23 in this game. They stuffed 6 attempts while recording 4 steals for the matchup. The Cougars were called for 17 fouls for this game which took the Buffaloes to the charity stripe for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to make 12 of them for a clip of 80.0%. In reference to shots from distance, Colorado knocked down 6 out of 14 tries (42.9%). When the game finished, the Buffaloes ended up shooting 26 for 52 from the field which had them sitting at 50.0%. The Buffaloes permitted the Cougars to bury 22 out of 52 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 42.3% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 43.8% from downtown by connecting on 7 out of 16 and ended up going 8 of 10 at the free throw line (80.0%). In the matter of rebounding, Colorado permitted Washington State to pull down 28 in total (6 offensive).
Evan Battey was important for the Buffaloes in this contest. He knocked down 6 out of 11 for this contest giving him a rate of 54.5%, which earned him 16 points. Battey collected 5 boards in his 30 mins played and accumulated 2 assists in this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Colorado was McKinley Wright. He left the arena with 12 points in 26 minutes on the hardwood by way of 5 of 9 from the floor in the game. Wright ended up shooting 55.6% from the field in addition to earning 5 dimes and 7 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (-16)
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