Washington Huskies vs. Grambling State Tigers - 12/17/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Grambling State Tigers (2-6) at Washington Huskies (8-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11:00 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)
The Line: Washington Huskies -33 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC 12 Network
The Washington Huskies put their perfect record on the line versus the Grambling Tigers Wednesday.
When you look at the numbers Grambling State has put up it is obvious the team needs more offensive punch and more stopping power on defense. Both ends of the floor were in need of help in a 71-43 defeat to Oregon State on Monday with the Beavers racing out to a 41-9 lead after 20 minutes and putting things in to cruise control the rest of the way. OSU hit at 49% from the floor including 8-19 from the floor and to their credit eased up on the gas in the second half. The Tigers were unable to compete with 28% marksmanship with 23 free throws accounting for half of their offensive output. Mark Gray led the Tigers attack with 14 points while Richard Freeman added ten points but leading scorer A'Torri Shine was held scoreless in 18 minutes.
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The Washington Huskies have climbed the national rankings to number 16 thanks to an 8-0 start with the ability to score and defend with the defense allowing a mere 60 points on 34% shooting. The Huskies are coming off their closest call of the season in an 81-77 victory over Eastern Washington where the Eagles led by eleven before fading in the second half. EWU was held to 36.8% from the floor but stayed close with 12 more looks and a 10-5 edge on threes. The Huskies found the shooting touch in the second half and finished at 46% with a 50 point explosion over the final 20 minutes. Washington receive 21 points and nine rebounds from Robert Upshaw on 8-10 with Nigel Williams Goss adding 19. Andrew Andrew followed with 18 points and seven boards while Mike Anderson netted 12 points and grabbed six boards.
The Tigers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Huskies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win. Washington are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The spead is laughable but covered easily if Washington wants to win big because Grambling can't stop them. Thanks but no thanks...