Washington Huskies (4-2) vs Colorado State Rams (7-0)
2023-12-02 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Washington Huskies +4 -- Over/Under: 156
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The Colorado State Rams and the Washington Huskies meet Saturday in college basketball action from MGM Arena. Colorado State is undefeated through seven games so far and most recently took out Colorado by five points on Wednesday. As for Washington, they improved to 4-2 on the season with a win over UC San Diego on Tuesday. Let’s get into our Colorado State vs. Washington prediction.
Colorado State Rams
The Rams are rolling at 7-0 so far, and they’ve only had two games finish with single-digit leads. One was in the opener 81-73 over LA Tech. Colorado State took out Wright State, Northern Colorado, Kansas City, Boston College, and Creighton after that. In the 69-48 win over the Bluejays, the Rams held the opposition to just 27.9 percent shooting from the field.
Colorado State had a close finish against rival Colorado on Wednesday. The Rams were up 41-26 by the break but had to hold on in an 88-83 win. Leading scorer Isaiah Stevens doubled up on 20 points and 11 assists, while Jalen Lake came off the bench to add 16 points with two steals.
Over on the Huskies’ side, they went 3-1 over their first four games with wins over Bellarmine, Northern Kentucky, and Xavier around a loss to Nevada. Washington fell in overtime to San Diego State in game five, however. The Huskies posted a nice 52.9 percent from the field in that one but lost the rebounding battle 42-35 (17-8 offensive).
Washington was able to bounce back for a dominant win over UC San Diego in their last matchup. The Huskies were up 34-24 in the locker room and scored another 49 points in the second for an 83-56 blowout victory. Washington’s Keion Brooks was the top scorer on a double-double with 18 points and 12 boards.
COLORADO STATE VS WASHINGTON PREDICTION
I’ll stay with the Colorado State pick. The Rams are cooking this year, and they haven’t shown a ton of weaknesses so far. In their latest win over the Buffaloes, Colorado State shot a nice 50.9 percent from the field and 40.9 percent (9-of-22) from outside. The bad news is that the Rams allowed 54.5 percent shooting to Colorado and got out-rebounded 34-21. (Some of that came with bench players and a big lead, but hey.)
As for Washington, they bagged a good showing versus UC San Diego in their last outing but the shooting wasn’t spectacular (39.4 percent from the field and 24.2 percent from outside). The Huskies are a good scoring team so far this year, with 74 or more points in every outing. I like this one to be a high-total finish, with Colorado State covering during a shootout. Should be a fun one.