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Washington State vs Northern Kentucky 12/7/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Northern Kentucky Norse (5-4) vs. Washington State Cougars (3-4)
December 7, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington State Cougars -11.5 / Northern Kentucky Norse +11.5; Over/Under: +134
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The Northern Kentucky Norse and Washington State Cougars meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Friel Court. The Northern Kentucky Norse look for their sixth victory. The Washington State Cougars look to get to a .500 record.

The Northern Kentucky Norse are averaging 68.7 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Marques Warrick is averaging 21.6 points and 2.6 rebounds, while Sam Vinson is averaging 12.2 points and 1.5 assists. Xavier Rhodes is the third double-digit scorer and Trevon Faulkner is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Northern Kentucky Norse are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Kentucky Norse are allowing 40.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game.

The Washington State Cougars are averaging 72.3 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 64.7 points on 43 percent shooting. TJ Bamba is averaging 15.4 points and 1.4 assists, while Mouhamed Gueye is averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Jabe Mullins is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Powell is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Washington State Cougars are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington State Cougars are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.

The Norse are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Norse last 7 games following a ATS loss. The under is 27-11-1 in Cougars last 39 overall.

The Northern Kentucky Norse haven’t had the toughest schedule up to this point, and this will be their first true road test of the season. The Washington State Cougars aren’t the most talented team in the PAC-12, but there’s enough here to beat up on lesser teams, especially if the defense keeps holding up. This should be a routine Washington State victory.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Washington State Cougars -11.5

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