Washington State vs. Portland State - 12/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland State Vikings (3-3) at Washington State Cougars (4-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Friel Court)
The Line: Washington State Cougars -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland State Vikings and Washington State Cougars meet Sunday afternoon at the Friel Court.
The Portland State Vikings look for their second road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Portland State Vikings are averaging 74 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 74.2 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Cameron Forte is averaging 19.8 points and 10 rebounds while Bryce White is averaging 11.8 points and 2.8 assists. Isaiah Pineiro is the third double-digit scorer and Calaen Robinson is dishing 3.4 assists. The Portland State Vikings are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent from the free throw line. Portland State has made just 70 free throws on 112 attempts, which hurts when its last two losses were by a combined nine points. The Portland State Vikings have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Washington State Cougars look to continue building on their solid 4-1 start to the year. The Washington State Cougars are averaging 76 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Josh Hawkinson is averaging 14.5 points and 8.8 rebounds while Ike Iroegbu is averaging 14.4 points and 3.2 assists. Que Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Charles Callison is dishing 2.6 assists. The Washington State Cougars are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. Washington State is averaging 15 turnovers per game but is allowing just 30.3 percent shooting from deep. The Washington State Cougars have won five of their last six home games.
The Vikings are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games. The Cougars are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
Washington State is playing very solid ball as of late on its home court and just hung around with Gonzaga. I hate teams that can't make free throws, and that's Portland State in a nut shell. I like the Cougars to win this game by double digits.