Washington State vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville - 12/19/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington State vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville - 12/19/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars (2-6) at Washington State Cougars (6-3)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:30 pm (Friel Court)

The Line: Washington State Cougars -14 -- Over/Under: 154.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The SIU Edwardsville Cougars and the Washington State Cougars will meet up in college basketball activity on Wednesday. 

SIUE enters this matchup at 2-6 on the year. The Cougars have fallen this season to Pacific, Winthrop, Valparaiso, Western Illinois, Southern Illinois and Drake. 

In the Bulldogs game, SIUE’s David McFarland led the way on 19 points and three rebounds, while Jaylen McCoy added 12 points. Brandon Jackson chipped in 11 points and six rebounds while Tyrese Williford managed 10 points. 

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Over on the Washington State side, they’re 6-3 this year. Thus far, the Cougars have taken out Nicholls State, Cal Poly, Delaware State, CSUN, Idaho and Rider for their victories on the season. 

In the Broncs game, Washington State’s Robert Franks doubled up on a cool 25 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, while Marvin Cannon had a nice game as well with 23 points, two assists and two boards. 

SIU Edwardsville is 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Wednesday games and 6-18 ATS in their last 24 non-conference games. SIUE is also 2-7 ATS in the last nine overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games. 

Meanwhile, Washington State is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 overall. Washington State is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and the over is 4-0 in their last four home games. 

Aside from a few outliers, SIUE has been reasonably competitive but not exactly dazzling on the scoreboard this season. Washington State is a much better team as far as offensive firepower, and I don’t think they’ll have too much trouble here. I’m going with the Cougars—the Washington State Cougars, that is.

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Andrew’s Pick Washington State Cougars -14

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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