Washington State Cougars vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 3/2/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Washington Huskies
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
The Washington State Cougars (15-15) are headed to Alaska Airlines Arena on Thursday where they will go up against the Washington Huskies (16-14).
The Washington State Cougars stepped onto the hardwood against California and notched a win by a score of 63-57 in their last game. Washington State ended with a 33.3% FG percentage (18 out of 54) and made 6 out of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Cougars made 21 of their 26 tries for a percentage of 80.8%. In relation to rebounding, they earned 35 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 7 assists for this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 6 turnovers and getting 2 steals. Concerning defending, Washington State allowed the other team to go 37.3% from the floor on 19 of 51 shooting. California recorded 12 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. On top of that, California snagged 29 boards (3 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. California shot 77.8% from the free throw line by converting 14 of 18 attempts. They also converted 5 of their 18 tries from long range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Cougars finished with 19 and California accounted for 18 personal fouls.
Mouhamed Gueye is someone who was a major factor in this game. He ended up shooting 41.7% from the floor and also recorded 3 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 32 mins played and snagged 10 rebounds. He accounted for 20 points on 5 out of 12 shooting.
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Washington State enters this contest with a win-loss record of 15-15 so far this season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.1 times per game and as a team they commit 15.9 fouls per game. As a team, Washington State is grabbing 34.7 boards per game and has accounted for 346 assists this season, which is 300th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Cougars are shooting 36.3% on 3-pointers (264 of 727) and 71.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 67.3 points per game (297th in the nation) on 42.1% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Cougars have forced 10.8 turnovers every game and they draw 16.7 fouls. They are giving up 31.8% on shots from distance while they are 39th in D-1 in PPG allowed (64.8). The Cougars are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.5% (729 of 1,638) and they surrender 31.9 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 106th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 348 surrendered on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Washington Huskies took a loss by a final score of 81-69 when they faced Stanford. When discussing how they attacked the glass, Washington permitted Stanford to grab 34 in all (5 on the offensive glass). They went 50.0% from 3-point land by hitting 12 out of 24 and finished the game at 11 of 17 from the free throw line (64.7%). The Huskies permitted Stanford to convert 29 of 59 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 49.2% for this game. Overall, the Huskies ended up shooting 22 out of 57 from the floor which had them shooting 38.6%. When discussing three-point shots, Washington made 4 of 17 tries (23.5%). They were able to bury 21 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 84.0%. Stanford was called for 21 personal fouls in this contest which took the Huskies to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Huskies recorded 25 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for this game.
Jamal Bey ended up being a major contributor for the Huskies in this game. He buried 6 out of 11 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and had 8 rebounds. He had 21 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and added 2 assists for the matchup.
Washington has a win-loss record of 16-14 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Huskies are hitting on 42.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 284th in the nation. Washington has accumulated 2,061 points so far this season (68.7 per contest) and they collect 34.1 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.4 times per game (316th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per contest. The Huskies commit 16.5 fouls per contest while shooting 74.8% from the charity stripe.
The Washington defense gives up 29.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (203 of 692) and opponents are connecting on 70.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 15.6 assists and 38.0 total boards per game, which is 346th and 347th in college hoops. The Huskies on the defensive side of the court are 165th in D-1 in PPG given up with 69.4. They are forcing their opponents into 13.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the field (44th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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