Washington State Cougars vs. Colorado Buffaloes - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (14-5) at Washington State Cougars (9-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Friel Court)
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The Colorado Buffaloes will travel to play the Washington State Cougars in a Pac-12 game on Saturday.
The Washington State Cougars are 9-9 (1-5) and are coming off of a loss to Utah by a score of 92-71. Washington State has lost 4 games in a row and is tied for last place in the Pac-12 standings. Washington State is averaging 76.3 points per game while giving up 75.4 points per game. Washington State is also averaging 34.4 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game. Josh Hawkinson is averaging 16.7 points per game and 11 rebounds per game for Washington State. Ike Iroegbu is averaging 13.8 points per game and 4 assists per game for the Cougars. Washington State is shooting 71.8% on free throws, 38.6% on three-pointers, and 48.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Colorado Buffaloes are 14-5 (3-3) and are coming off of a loss to Washington by a score of 95-83. Colorado has won 2 of their last 3 games and is tied for 5th in the conference standings. Colorado has conference wins against Oregon, Oregon State, and Stanford. Colorado is averaging 78.9 points per game while giving up 70.4 points per game. Colorado is also averaging 42.8 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game. Josh Scott is averaging 17.8 points per game and 9.9 rebounds per game for Colorado. George King is averaging 14 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Buffaloes. Colorado is shooting 73.3% on free throws, 39.8% on three-pointers, and 44.6% on all field goal attempts.
Colorado is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. Colorado is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss. The over is 5-2 in Colorado’s last 7 road games. Washington State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games. Washington State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 6-0 in Washington State’s last 6 games. The over is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Washington State has struggled in conference play, but their only win as come against UCLA. Colorado has been better in conference play, but is on the road here. Colorado is allowing fewer points per game than Washington State, and Colorado has the big rebounding advantage. Washington State hasn’t impressed me at all this season, so I am taking Colorado.