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Written by Mitch Wilson on January 31, 2014

Washington State Cougars vs. Washington Huskies Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/1/14: Mitch's Free College Basketball Pick Against the Spread
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Washington State and Washington face off on Saturday in a Pac-12 college hoops rivalry game.

The Washington State Cougars and the Washington Huskies face off on Saturday in a Pac-12 college basketball rivalry game.

The Washington State Cougars have had a miserable season going 1-7 thus far in the Pac-12. Washington State is 5-5 at home and they have played the 51st ranked schedule in the country. Que Johnson leads the Cougars averaging 10.7 points per game. D,J, Shelton is averaging 8.7 points and 8.1 rebounds, Royce Woolridge is averaging 8.5 points, and Dexter Kernich-Drew is averaging 6.7 points. Washington State is averaging 62.1 points and they are shooting 41.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.1 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. WSU is in last place in the Pac-12 and it will be a big reach for them to finish .500 this year.

The Washington Huskies have won two in a row and they are tied for third place in the Pac-12. Washington is 2-6 away from home and they have played the 58th ranked schedule in the country. C.J. Wilcox is the Huskies leading scorer averaging 19.6 points per game. Nigel Williams-Goss is averaging 13 points, Andrew Andrews is averaging 12.7 points, and Perris Blackwell is averaging 10.4 points and 6.6 rebounds. Washington is averaging 76.5 points and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 76 points and their opponents are shooting 47.8 percent. Washington lost their last two road games at Cal and Stanford.

Washington State is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 2-5-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. Washington is 4-9 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 1-11 against the spread against a team with a losing record. The underdog has covered the spread in six of the last eight meetings of these two.

My free pick in this game is going to be on the total and while it is at 131, I see this game on the low to mid 140's at worst so my free pick is on the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as the App. 

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Mitch's Pick: Over 131


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