Washington State vs. Texas State - 12/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas State Bobcats (5-2) at Washington State Cougars (6-2)
College Basketball: Friday, December 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Friel Court)
The Line: Washington State Cougars -9.5 -- Over/Under: 129.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington State Cougars and the Texas State Bobcats face off on Friday n college basketball action.
The Washington State Cougars are 6-2 this season but just 2-2 in their last four games. WSU Is averaging 79 points and they are shooting 49.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.1 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Josh Hawkinson leads Wazzu averaging 16.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Ike Iroegbu is 12.8 points, Que Johnson is averaging 11 points, and Conor Clifford is averaging 8.4 points. Washington State’s only home loss this season has been to Gonzaga.
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The Texas State Bobcats are 5-2 this season and have won four of their last five games. Texas State is averaging 62.8 points per game and they are shooting 40.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.8 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Kavin Gilder-Tlbury leads the Bobcats averaging 12.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Eman Gant is averaging 11.3 points and 6.8 rebounds, Ethan Montalvo is averaging 9.6 points, and Cameron Naylor is averaging 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. This is a big step up in competition for Texas State compared to their recent schedule.
Washington State is 4-0 against the spread n their last four home games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five non-Pac-12 games. Texas State is 5-12-1 against the spread in their last 18 games, 8-20-1 against the spread in their last 29 road games, and 1-6 against the spread in their last nine non-conference games.
The total is set at 129.5 and I see this one going over that number so that is my free pick here.