Washington State Cougars (3-1) vs Utah Tech Trailblazers (2-2)
2023-11-24 16:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Washington State Cougars -15 -- Over/Under: 141
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The Utah Tech Trailblazers and Washington State Cougars face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at the Beasley Coliseum. This is our Utah Tech vs Washington State Prediction.
Which Utah Tech Offense Will Show Up?
Utah Tech needs good offense to find success and the big question is what offense is going to show up. In the last game, Utah Tech scored 81 points against Lake Erie and that was enough for the 12 point victory. Jaylen Searles had a strong game putting up 20 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. Utah Tech is averaging 74.8 points while their defense is giving up 75 points per game. With the way the defense plays if they want any chance in this game the offense is going to need to find a way to run up the score.
Washington State Defense Has Confidence
Washington State is coming off a victory and the defense was sure impressive in the last game. The Cougars faced off against Rhode Island and they gave up only 57 points while the offense scored 78 points. Washington State on the season is averaging 77.3 points while their defense is giving up 64.3 points per game. The defense is ranked 71st in the league and they are going to need the defense to step up again here. Isaac Jones is averaging 15.5 points while shooting 64.7 percent from the field.
Shane’s Free Pick
The good Utah Tech offense is going to show up. Utah Tech knows the only chance they have to find success is with the offense and they are going to find success with the offense. Their defense however isn’t going to stop anyone though and that will be the difference as this game is going to be higher scoring. Back the over. This game could go over 160 and it wouldn’t shock me.