Washington State Cougars vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 1/31/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Washington Huskies
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Washington State (+2.5)
Alaska Airlines Arena is the site where and the Washington Huskies (3-11) will take on the Washington State Cougars (9-7) on Sunday. Washington State opens this contest as 2.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 138.5.
Washington State comes into this matchup with a record of 9-7 so far this year. They currently have an average of 67.1 pts per game (277th in the nation) while hitting 41.3% from the field. The Cougars are hitting 34.2% on 3-pointers (118 of 345) and 68.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Washington State is pulling in 37.8 rebounds per game and has earned 174 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 197th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 14.9 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 17.5 personal fouls every game. Defensively, the Cougars have forced 12.6 turnovers per game while drawing 19.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 266th in the country in giving up assists with 207 surrendered so far this season. The Cougars defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.7% (381 of 959) and they relinquish 36.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 30.7% on 3-point attempts and they rank 89th in D-1 in points per game allowed (66.8).
The Washington State Cougars stepped onto the hardwood against the Colorado Buffaloes and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 70-58 in their last game. Washington State finished the game having earned a 42.3% field goal percentage (22 of 52) and made 7 of their 20 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Cougars converted 7 of their 9 tries for a percentage of 77.8%. With respect to pulling down boards, they compiled 24 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 7 assists for this game while getting 5 steals and 5 blocked shots. In terms of defending, Washington State let their opponent shoot 42.3% from the field on 22 of 52 shooting. Colorado earned 16 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Buffaloes snagged 23 rebounds (4 offensive, 19 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Colorado shot 87.0% from the free throw line by burying 20 of 23 shots. They also buried 10 out of their 17 shots from 3-point land.
Noah Williams is someone who was a contributor in the matchup. He notched 15 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 32 mins and also snagged 2 boards. Williams finished shooting 50.0% from the field and recorded 2 assists. Another guy that came through in the game for the Cougars was Dishon Jackson. He snagged 8 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He went 30.0% from the field for the matchup by shooting 3-of-10 (12 points). At the conclusion of this game, Jackson was on the court for 28 min.
Washington has a record of 3-11 this season. The Huskies are responsible for committing 18.0 personal fouls per game and they go 72.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 9.9 times per contest (336th in the nation) and they turn it over 13.4 times per game. Washington has totaled 944 pts for the year (67.4 per game) and they grab 31.6 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Huskies are hitting on 41.6% from the floor, which is ranked 289th in the nation. The Huskies defensively are ranked 312th in college basketball in points given up per game with 77.3. They have forced 11.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the floor (232nd in Division 1). The Washington defense gives up 33.3% from downtown (94 of 282) and their opposition knocks down 72.1% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 16.9 dimes and 40.4 total boards per game, which ranks them 333rd and 336th in college hoops.
When they last played, the Washington Huskies took home the win by a final score of 83-79 when they played the Utah Utes. The Huskies snagged 19 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 for the matchup. They turned away 2 shots while earning 9 steals in this game. The Utes had 17 fouls in the matchup which got the Huskies to the free throw line for a total of 22 tries. They were able to knock down 13 of those for a rate of 59.1%. With regard to 3-point shots, Washington knocked down 12 of 24 attempts (50.0%). When the game finished, the Huskies shot 29 out of 57 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.9%. The Huskies permitted the Utes to make 31 out of their 61 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.8% for this game. They finished 38.9% from 3-point land by going 7 out of 18 and ended up going 10 out of 12 from the free throw line (83.3%). When talking about rebounding, Washington allowed Utah to grab 28 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Jamal Bey pitched in for the Huskies in this matchup. He converted 10 out of 11 in the game giving him a rate of 90.9%, which gave him 28 points. Bey grabbed 5 rebounds in his 39 mins played and accumulated 2 assists in the game. Another guy who was a determining factor for Washington was Quade Green. He notched 20 points in his 33 minutes played via 7 of 14 shooting in this game. Green ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor while also contributing 4 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (-2.5)
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