Washington State Cougars (15-12) vs. Washington Huskies (13-13)
February 26, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Huskies +5 / Washington State Cougars -5; Over/Under: +136.5
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The Washington State Cougars and the Washington Huskies meet in college basketball action from the Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Washington State Cougars will look to build on a 78-70 win over Washington last time out. Michael Flowers leads the Cougars in scoring and assists with 13.3 PPG and 3.1 APG while Tyrell Roberts has 10.8 PPG and Noah Williams has 10.4 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Wazzu this season. Efe Abogidi also has 7.4 PPG and a team-high 5.8 RPG to lead the Cougars on the glass as well. As a team, Washington State is averaging 70.5 PPG on 40.4% shooting from the field, 33.3% from three and 74.1% from the foul line while allowing 63.2 PPG on 40.9% shooting from the field and 32.1% from three this season.
The Washington Huskies will look to rebound from their loss to the Cougars in their last game. Terrell Brown Jr. leads the Huskies in scoring and assists with 21.4 PPG with 4.5 APG along with 4.1 RPG as well while Emmitt Matthews Jr. has 11.3 PPG with 4.8 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Washington up to this point in the season. Jamal Bey has 8.6 PPG with 4.1 RPG and Nate Roberts has a team-high 6.7 RPG to lead the Huskies in rebounding this season. As a team, Washington is averaging 69.9 PPG on 40.4% shooting from the field, 31.2% from three and 69% shooting from the foul line while allowing 73 PPG on 44.8% shooting from the field and 33.8% from three this season.
Washington State is 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 9-1 in their last 10 games following a win. Washington is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 18-5 ATS in their last 23 games following a loss while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games as an underdog.
I get the case to be made for both sides in this one but as tempting as the points are, I like the over that much more. These are two teams that like to hurt each other on the scoreboard when they meet and the first meeting almost got to 150 yet the total’s only gone up one point. The books haven’t adjusted and we take advantage. Give me the over.