Washington vs. Washington State - 2/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington State Cougars (14-14) at Washington Huskies (13-15)
College Basketball: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)
The Line: Washington Huskies -10 -- Over/Under: 137.5
The Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies meet Friday in college basketball action at the Alaska Airlines Arena.
The Washington State Cougars need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Washington State Cougars are averaging 69.3 points on 39.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. CJ Elleby is averaging 18.6 points and 7.7 rebounds while Isaac Bonton is averaging 14.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jeff Pollard is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Tony Miller is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Washington State Cougars are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington State Cougars are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Washington State Cougars have lost six straight road games.
The Washington Huskies need a win after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Washington Huskies are averaging 69.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 37.7 percent shooting. Isaiah Stewart is averaging 16.9 points and 8.5 rebounds while Jaden McDaniels is averaging 12.5 points and 5.8 rebounds. Nahziah Carter is the third double-digit scorer and Quade Green is dishing 5.3 assists. The Washington Huskies are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Huskies are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Huskies have lost four of their last five home games.
The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The underdog is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The Washington State Cougars won the first meeting by 10 points despite being 2.5-point underdogs, so you can make a case for the points here. However, the Washington State Cougars head into this game in rough form, and they're just 1-6-1 against the spread on the road where they lose by an average of 10.5 points and shoot 38.9 percent from the field. The Washington Huskies win at home by an average of 10.3 points and are 4-1 against the spread as a double-digit favorite. Washington hasn't earned the right to be throwing out these sort of numbers, but I'll lay it anyway if forced to pick this Pac-12 showdown.