Wyoming Cowboys (2-0) vs. Washington Huskies (2-1)
November 18, 2021 11:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Huskies -3.5 / Wyoming Cowboys +3.5; Over/Under: -145.5
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The Wyoming Cowboys and the Washington Huskies meet in college basketball action from Alaska Airlines Arena on Thursday night.
The Wyoming Cowboys come into this game looking to add to their 85-45 beatdown of Arkansas Pine Bluff in their last game. Graham Ike leads the Cowboys in scoring with 21.5 PPG along with 6.5 RPG while Hunter Maldonado has 17.5 PPG with 6 RPG and a team-high 6.5 APG as well this season. Jeremiah Oden has 15.5 PPG with 4.5 RPG and Drake Jeffries has 11 PPG with a team-high 7 RPG to make up the group of double-digit scorers for Wyoming up to this point in the season. As a team, Wyoming is averaging 85 PPG on 56.3% shooting from the field, 40.5% from three and 67.5% from the foul line while allowing 46 PPG on 30.4% shooting from the field and 21.1% from three this season.
The Washington Huskies will be out to build on a 72-65 win over Texas Southern in their last game. Terrell Brown Jr. leads the Huskies in scoring and assists with 17.7 PPG and 4.3 APG with 3.3 RPG as well while Jamal Bey has 11.7 PPG and Emmitt Matthews JR. has 11.3 PPG with 6 RPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Washington through their first three games of the season. Daejon Davis also has 9.3 PPG and Nate Roberts leads the Huskies with 10 RPG as well this season. As a team, Washington is averaging 69.7 PPG on 33.9% shooting from the field, 26.4% from three and 65.7% from the foul line while allowing 66 PPG on 38.5% shooting from the field and 34% from three this season.
Wyoming is 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Washington is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 Thursday games while the under is 8-0 in their last 8 games as a home favorite.
I get the case that could be made either way here, but I’m still looking at the under. The Cowboys have been stout defensively early on this season, albeit against lesser opposition, but the Huskies aren’t a team that normally lights up the scoreboard as it is. I think this is going to be a battle and one that stays well under the number at the final horn.