Idaho Vandals vs. Washington State Cougars - 12/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington State Cougars (5-1) at Idaho Vandals (5-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Cowan Spectrum)
The Line: Idaho Vandals +6.5 -- Over/Under: 138 See the Latest Odds
The Washington State Cougars will travel to play the Idaho Vandals in a non-conference game on Thursday.
The Idaho Vandals are 5-5 and are coming off of a loss to USC by a score of 74-55. Idaho was tied with USC at halftime, but got blown out in the second half for the loss. Victor Sanders led Idaho with 17 points and 4 rebounds. Nahshon George added 11 points and 4 rebounds for Idaho. Idaho out rebounded their opponent by a total of 39-27 and had only 5 assists in their defeat. Idaho is averaging 63.1 points per game while giving up 65.6 points per game. Idaho is also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 9.7 assists per game. Victor Sanders is averaging 14.6 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for Idaho. Perrion Callandret is averaging 13.4 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game. Idaho is shooting 68.4% on free throws, 34.2% on three-pointers, and 39.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Washington State Cougars are 5-1 and are coming off of a win against Portland State by a score of 91-67. Washington State led by 17 points at halftime and cruised to the easy victory in the second half. Josh Hawkinson led Washington State with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Ike Iroegbu added 10 points and 5 assists for Washington State. Washington State out rebounded their opponent by a total of 40-30 and had 17 assists in their victory. Washington State is averaging 78.2 points per game while giving up 67.6 points per game. Washington State is also averaging 38.5 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. Josh Hawkinson is averaging 16.4 points per game and 9 rebounds per game for Washington State. Ike Iroegbu is averaging 13.7 points per game and 3.5 assists per game for Washington State. Washington State is shooting 72.3% on free throws, 35.7% on three-pointers, and 49.2% on all field goal attempts.
Idaho has really struggled lately, losing four out of their last 5 games. Idaho has also had trouble scoring points, averaging only 63.1 points per game. However, the Idaho defense has played well and has been able to keep them in games. Washington State has started the season strong, with their only loss coming against Gonzaga by 9 points. Washington State has been much better offensively than Idaho, which gives the Cougars a big edge. I am picking Washington State in this one.