Gonzaga vs. Washington State - 12/10/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington State Cougars (4-4) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (7-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -23.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington State Cougars and Gonzaga Bulldogs play Wednesday night at the Spokane Arena.
The Washington State Cougars have won four of their last six games and are looking for their first marquee win. On the season, Washington State is averaging 69.5 points on 40.4 percent shooting and is allowing 73.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. DaVonte Lacy leads WSU with 18.5 points on 39.6 percent shooting and Josh Hawkinson is averaging 13.9 points and 9.4 rebounds. Ny Redding is averaging 4.9 assists and Ike Iroegbu is shooting 47.2 percent from the field. The Washington State Cougars are a decent shooting team, which includes a shooting percentage of 71.9 percent from the line and 33.2 percent from beyond the arc. The issue with Washington State is the fact it’s forcing just 11.2 turnovers per game and allowing teams to shoot 40 percent from downtown.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs hope to put their heartbreaking loss to Arizona behind them. On the season, Gonzaga is averaging 81.4 points on 50.5 percent shooting and is allowing 60.1 points on 37.8 percent shooting. Kyle Wiltjer leads the Bulldogs with 15.9 points and 5.4 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 11.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. Kevin Pangos is dishing out 5.9 assists and Byron Wesley is shooting 44.8 percent from the field. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are an elite offensive team, which includes 70.2 percent from the line, 37.7 percent from deep and nearly 19 assists per game. Defensively, Gonzaga is forcing 13 turnovers, grabbing close to 41 rebounds and holding teams to 29.8 percent shooting from deep.
The Cougars are 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. West Coast. The Bulldogs are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. loss and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Cougars are 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
This is too many points to pass up with a Washington State team that can shoot the ball at an above-average rate. Gonzaga may be the most undervalued team in the country but Washington State should be able to keep the score within this number assuming some of the shots fall.