Washington State Cougars vs. UC Riverside Highlanders - 12/15/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington State Cougars vs. UC Riverside Highlanders - 12/15/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

UC Riverside Highlanders at Washington State Cougars

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:30 PM (Friel Court)

WSU -8.5

The UC Riverside Highlanders head to Pullman, Washington on Sunday for a game against the Washington State Cougars.  In their last game, UC Riverside was victorious, defeating Cal Lutheran by the score of 74-40.  Dragan Elkaz led the Highlanders in scoring with 15 points on the night, shooting 5 of 8 from the field.  Angus McWilliam led UC Riverside in rebounds with 9, including 6 coming offensively.  Khyber Kabellis led the Highlanders in assists on the night with 8 while playing a total of 20 minutes in the game. 

With the win against Cal Lutheran, UC Riverside improve to 7-3 on the season and will be looking to upset Washington State on their home court.   Callum McRae is the leading scorer for the Highlanders as he has recorded an average of 11.4 points per game this season.  McRae also leads the Highlanders in rebounds per game with 8.2.   Khyber Kabellis leads UC Riverside in assists per game as he has averaged 3.3 on the year.   

The Washington State Cougars welcome the UC Riverside Highlanders to campus after winning their last game by the score of 63-54 against New Mexico State.  Washington State was led in points by C.J. Elleby as he scored 20 points while shooting 4 of 8 from the field and 10 of 13 from the free throw line.  Jeff Pollard led the Cougars in rebounds in the game, recording 10 with 3 coming offensively.  Jervae Robinson led the Cougars in assists with 4 while playing a total of 24 minutes in the game against New Mexico State. 

With the win against New Mexico State, Washington State improved to 5-4 on the season and will be looking to keep on winning against UC Riverside.  C.J. Elleby leads Washington State in points per game this season with 20.1.  Elleby has also led the Cougars in rebounds as he has averaged 6.2 per game on the year.  Jaylen Shead has been the leader in assists for Washington State as he has recorded 3.3 assists per game. 

UC Riverside has averaged scoring 65.4 points per game on the season while allowing 53.9 points per game.  Washington State has averaged scoring 71.4 points per game while allowing 66.7 points per game.  In their last 5 games, UC Riverside is 4-1 while Washington State is 3-2.  I am going to go with Washington State in this one as UC Riverside is just 3-17 in their last 20 games on the road. Although I am taking Washington State to win, I am taking UC Riverside to cover the spread as Washington State is 3-12 against the spread in their last 15 games and just 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games at home.  Washington State wins 70-63 but UC Riverside beats the spread. 

Travis’s Pick WSU -, UCR +8.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.