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Utah vs Washington State Pick & Preview: Sunday, December 4th Betting Odds
Runnin’ Utes vs Cougars Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Utah Runnin’ Utes at Washington State Cougars
- Where: Pullman at Friel Court
- Date: Sunday, December 4th
- Betting Odds: Utah +3, UTAH +130 | WASHST -157 O/U 134.5
Runnin’ Utes Preview:
Utah heads into this matchup having played 8 games and have an overall record sitting at 6-2. So far, the Runnin’ Utes have played 2 games on the road, with a record of 1-1. For the season, Utah has been the underdog in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 1-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Runnin’ Utes being +3 point underdogs.
Branden Carlson comes into today’s game as the Runnin’ Utes’ leading scorer at 14.25 points per contest. Not only has Carlson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Utah’s top rebounder at 7.38 boards per contest. Behind Carlson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Gabe Madsen who is second on the team in scoring at 12.75 points per game. Overall, he has hit 35.4% of his shots and is adding 3.5 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Utah this season, as they are currently ranked 247th in college basketball at 69.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Runnin’ Utes’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.5%, placing them 289th in the NCAA.
Through 6 games, the Washington State Cougars have an overall record of 3-3. Currently, the Cougars have been the home team 2 times, sitting with a record of 2-0. The Cougars’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Washington State has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 3-2.
Washington State’s leading scorer this season is TJ Bamba who is averaging 15.67 points per contest. So far, Bamba has accounted for 21.32% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.17 rebounds per game and 1.5 assists. Mouhamed Gueye is the second leading scorer for the Cougars, averaging 13.33 points per game. Between him and Gueye, they are accounting for 39.5% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Washington State this season, as they are currently ranked 175th in college basketball at 71.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cougars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.0%, placing them 256th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Washington State Cougars -3
If you are eying this matchup between Utah Runnin’ Utes and Washington State Cougars as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Washington State to cover the spread as -3 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Washington State shooting well enough to keep the Runnin’ Utes at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Cougars’ to win the game and cover the spread.
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