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Washington State vs Alcorn State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 11/9/2021

Alcorn State Braves (0-0) vs. Washington State Cougars (0-0)
November 9, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington State Cougars -26.5 ; Over/Under: 140.5
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The Alcorn State Braves and the Washington State Cougars meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Alcorn State posted a 6-13 overall record last season, finishing in the middle of the SWAC standings. As for Washington State, they put up a 14-13 mark last year and were near the bottom of the Pac-12. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place. 

Alcorn State had a pretty dismal overall record at just 6-13 overall last year, but the team didn’t do too badly in SWAC play. The Braves finished at 6-7 in the conference, which left them in sixth place ahead of Alabama A&M, Alabama State, AR-Pine Bluff and MS Valley State. 

The Braves had six non-conference games canceled last season, leading to an 0-5 finish before the SWAC schedule. Alcorn State had a couple of small winning streaks in conference play, but ultimately lost 78-55 to Texas Southern in the Quarterfinals of the SWAC Tournament. 

Over on the Washington State side, their overall record last season was 14-13, with a 7-12 mark in Pac-12 Conference games. The Cougars couldn’t do much in the standings of such a talented conference, and were ahead of only Washington and California at season’s end. 

Washington State started the year on a nice 8-0 run, but couldn’t win more than two consecutive games for the rest of the season. The Cougars’ Pac-12 Tournament run didn’t last long, with a 64-59 loss to Arizona State in the first round. 

PICK: I’m probably going to try Washington State. The Cougars have been an afterthought in basketball for quite some time, and it’s been a while (13 years) since we’ve seen them in the national tournament. Some people are thinking that could change in 2021-22 however, as Washington State boasts a nice crop of big men headlined by All-Pac-12-favorite Noah Williams. It’s a well-rounded group, and we could see some interesting lineup combinations this year. If the Cougars can find some chemistry and get those turnovers in check they’ll be in business. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Washington State Cougars -26.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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