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Washington vs Washington State Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Huskies vs Cougars Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Washington Huskies at Washington State Cougars
- Where: Pullman at Friel Court
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Washington +7, WASH +247 | WASHST -313 O/U 136.0
Washington heads into this matchup having played 25 games and have an overall record sitting at 13-12. On the road, the Huskies will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 2-7. So far, the Huskies have been the underdog 14 times, going 4-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.
Keion Brooks Jr. comes into today’s game as the Huskies’ leading scorer at 18.3 points per contest. Not only has Jr. been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Washington’s top rebounder at 7.13 boards per contest. Behind Jr., the team has benefited from the strong play of Cole Bajema, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.88 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.9% of his shots and is adding 4.5 boards per game.
So far this season, the Washington offense has yet to find its footing. Coming into today’s game, the Huskies’ are ranked 287th at 68.5 points per game. The team’s inneficient outside shooting has been a problem for Washington, as they have hit just 30.3% of their 3-point shots. In terms of pace, the Huskies have played at a tempo near the NCAA average at 77.5 possessions per game.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Washington State Cougars are in the middle of a 2 game losing streak and have an overall record of 10-15. So far this season, Washington State has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-6. The Cougars’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7 points in their favor. For the season, Washington State has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 9-4.
Mouhamed Gueye comes into today’s game as the Cougars’ leading scorer at 13.68 points per contest. Not only has Gueye been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Washington State’s top rebounder at 8.24 boards per contest. Behind Gueye, the team has benefited from the strong play of TJ Bamba, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.41 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.3% of his shots and is adding 3.86 boards per game.
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 they 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 -7
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars is to get money down on the Washington State to win an cover as -7 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the home team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 9.06 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Washington State Cougars at -7.