Colorado vs. Washington State - 3/11/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado vs. Washington State - 3/11/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Washington State Cougars (15-16) at Colorado Buffaloes (21-10)

College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -9 -- Over/Under: 139

TV: PAC12

The Washington State Cougars and Colorado Buffaloes meet Wednesday in the college basketball PAC-12 Tournament at the T-Mobile Arena.

The Washington State Cougars need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Washington State Cougars are averaging 69.5 points on 39.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting. CJ Elleby is averaging 18 points and 7.8 rebounds while Isaac Bonton is averaging 15.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jeff Pollard is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Tony Miller is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Washington State Cougars are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Washington State Cougars are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 332 rebounds per game. The Washington State Cougars have lost six of their last seven non-home games.

The Colorado Buffaloes look for a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 71 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 63.7 points on 41.2 percent shooting. McKinley Wright IV is averaging 14.2 points and 5.6 rebounds while Tyler Bey is averaging 13.7 points and 1.5 assists. D'Shawn Schwartz is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Battey is grabbing six rebounds. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Colorado Buffaloes have lost three straight non-home games.

Will update with trends once they're released.  

The Colorado Buffaloes really limped toward the finish line and are probably a team you should tread lightly with, but there's enough talent on this roster that it wouldn't be surprising if they regrouped and made a run in this tournament. The Washington State Cougars have lost six of their last seven, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 10.6 points while shooting 35.6 percent from the field and 24.1 percent from three. The Washington State Cougars are also just 13-17-1 against the spread on the season and 5-9-1 against the spread in non-home games. I have confidence that the Colorado Buffaloes can turn things around get back on track. I have little use of the Washington State Cougars at the moment. I'll eat the chalk.

Randy’s Pick Colorado Buffaloes -9

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