Portland State Vikings (1-1) at Washington State Cougars (4-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum)
The Line: Washington State Cougars -10.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Portland State Vikings and the Washington State Cougars meet in college basketball action from Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum on Sunday.
The Portland State Vikings will look to build off of an 88-48 win over Northwest University last time out. Amari McCray, Charles Jones and Paris Dawson each had 11 points to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Portland State in the win with McCray adding 6 rebounds while Jones had 7 boards. James Scott added 8 points with team-highs of 12 rebounds and 4 assists while Jaden Nielsen-Skinner and Khalid Thomas each had 4 assists. Scott leads Portland State with an average of 14.5 points, 8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this season, all team-highs. As a team, Portland State is averaging 80.5 points on 40.4% shooting from the field, 22.6% from behind the arc and 71.7% from the foul line this season while allowing opposing teams to average 67 points on 37.9% shooting from the field and 23.7% from 3-point range this season.
The Washington State Cougars will look to add to their 4-0 record after a 61-58 win over Idaho last time out. Noah Williams led the Cougars with 19 points on 5 of 7 shooting with a team-high 4 assists and a pair of blocks while Isaac Bonton came right behind with 17 points and a team-high 8 rebounds. Andrej Jakimovski added 11 points on 4 of 6 shooting with 3 threes to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Washington State in the win while Efe Abogidi added 6 points with 7 rebounds and a pair of steals. Bonton leads Washington State in scoring and assists with 17.8 points and 3.3 assists per game while Abogidi leads the Cougars on the glass with 6.5 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Washington State is averaging 61.8 points on 35.9% shooting from the field, 31% from 3-point range and 69.8% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 58.3 points on 36% shooting from the field and 29.5% from 3-ppint range this season.
Portland State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 road games. Washington State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a win while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
I’m not much of a Washington State fan, and narrowly getting past an Idaho team that might be one of the worst in college basketball doesn’t say many good things. However, at least Washington State won that game while Portland State only has a win over a subdivision team and a loss to a pretty bad Portland team on their list this season. I just think this is a spot where the Cougars can finally flex some muscle, so I’ll take the Cougars and lay the points here.