Washington State vs. Texas-San Antonio - 12/6/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (3-3) at Washington State Cougars (3-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm (Friel Court)
The Line: Washington State Cougars -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners and Washington State Cougars play Saturday at the Friel Court.
The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners have lost two of their last three games and will play their second true road game. On the season, Texas San Antonio is averaging 75.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting and is allowing 75.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Jeromie Hill is averaging 16.3 points and 7.5 rebounds while Keon Lewis is averaging 16 points and 4.2 assists. Ryan Bowie is the third player to average double-digit points and Kaj-Björn Sherman is grabbing six rebounds per game. The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners is a fast paced team that’s averaging close to 60 shots per game and has scored 80 or more points in four of their six contests. The issue with Texas San Antonio is that the style of play hurts the defense, as the Roadrunners are allowing teams to shoot 41.9 percent from beyond the arc.
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The Washington State Cougars have split their last four games and are looking for consistency. On the season, Washington State is averaging 66.4 points on 37.8 percent shooting and is allowing 74.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting. DaVonte Lacy is averaging 16.7 points on 34.9 percent shooting and Josh Hawkinson is averaging 14.9 points and 9.9 rebounds. Ny Redding leads the Cougars with 4.9 assists and Ike Iroegbu is shooting 43.5 percent from the field. The Washington State Cougars are one of the worst shooting teams in the country, which includes 28.1 percent from downtown. Washington State’s defense isn’t much better, which has allowed 70 or more points in five of its last six games. It’s looking to be a long season for the Washington State Cougars.
The Roadrunners are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Cougars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
Can Washington State even keep up with the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners offensively? I'm not sure. I wouldn't be surprised if the Roadrunners won outright. I'm taking the points due to the Cougars stinking it up at both ends.