Wyoming Cowboys vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 11/18/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs Washington Huskies
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
The Washington Huskies (2-1) are hosting the Wyoming Cowboys (2-0) at Alaska Airlines Arena on Thursday.
The Wyoming Cowboys stepped onto the hardwood against Arkansas-Pine Bluff and notched a win by a score of 85-45 in their last contest. Wyoming finished the contest having earned a 58.0% field goal percentage (29 out of 50) and made 8 of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Cowboys made 19 of their 31 attempts for a rate of 61.3%. In reference to rebounding, they compiled 41 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 12 assists in this contest in addition to creating 14 turnovers and having 5 steals. With respect to defending, Wyoming allowed their opponent to shoot 29.8% from the field on 17 of 57 shooting. Arkansas-Pine Bluff dished out 8 dimes and had 2 steals for the matchup. In addition, Arkansas-Pine Bluff grabbed 25 rebounds (3 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Arkansas-Pine Bluff finished 71.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 5 of their 7 tries. They also converted 6 out of their 30 tries from 3-point land. In reference to personal fouls, the Cowboys ended up walking away with 11 while Arkansas-Pine Bluff accumulated 26 personal fouls.
Graham Ike is a player who was important in this game. He walked away with 21 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 24 minutes and collected 8 boards. He ended up going 55.6% from the field and recorded 2 assists.
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Wyoming enters this game with a mark of 2-0 for the campaign. They are averaging 85.0 points per outing (69th in the nation) while connecting on 56.3% from the field. The Cowboys are shooting 40.5% on shots from distance (17 of 42) and 67.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Wyoming is grabbing 40.5 boards per game and is sitting with 28 dimes so far this season, which is 285th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 9.5 times per game and as a unit are committing 11.0 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Cowboys are forcing 13.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are relinquishing 21.1% on 3-point attempts while they are 2nd in D-1 in points per game allowed (46.0). The Cowboys defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 30.4% (35 of 115) and they relinquish 29.5 rebounds per game as a team. They are 6th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 13 relinquished for the campaign.
In their last game, the Washington Huskies walked away with a victory by a final of 73-65 when they faced Northern Arizona. In reference to rebounding, Washington permitted Northern Arizona to pull down 45 in total (24 offensive). They finished 11.1% from distance by shooting 2 of 18 and ended up shooting 11 of 15 from the free throw line (73.3%). The Huskies allowed Northern Arizona to make 26 out of their 72 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.1% for the game. When the final whistle was blown, the Huskies shot 22 for 60 from the field which had them sitting at 36.7%. When talking about shooting from distance, Washington made 5 of their 13 attempts (38.5%). They were able to bury 24 of the free throws for a clip of 68.6%. Northern Arizona committed 26 personal fouls in this game which took the Huskies to the free throw line for 35 shots. They also turned it over 13 times, while getting 10 steals in this game. The Huskies pulled down 24 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 36 for this game.
Terrell Brown ended up having an impact for the Huskies in this matchup. He earned 20 points in his 38 mins on the court and accounted for 9 assists for the contest. He buried 7 out of 12 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 58.3%, and had 1 rebound.
Washington has a record of 2-1 so far this season. As an offensive team, the Huskies are shooting 33.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 354th in Division 1. Washington has accumulated 209 points for the season (69.7 per game) and they average 40.0 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 6.3 times per game (355th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per contest. The Huskies commit 18.0 fouls per game and they shoot 65.7% from the charity stripe.
The Washington defense allows 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc (18 of 53) and opponents are converting on 71.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 10.0 dimes and 43.7 total boards per game, which is ranked 83rd and 335th in Division 1. The Huskies on the defensive end are ranked 157th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 66.0. They are forcing their opponents into 20.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 38.5% from the floor (97th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wyoming
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