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Washington State vs. Idaho - 12/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Idaho Vandals (3-4) at Washington State Cougars (4-2)
Date & Time Wednesday December 5, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)
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The Line: Washington State Cougars -8.5 -- Over/Under: 149
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NCAA BB | Idaho Vandals (3-4) at Washington State Cougars (4-2)
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The Idaho Vandals and Washington State Cougars meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Friel Court.

The Idaho Vandals look for a big road victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Idaho Vandals are averaging 67.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Cameron Tyson is averaging 16.4 points and 1.7 rebounds while Trevon Allen is averaging 14.1 points and 3.7 assists. Scott Blakney is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and Jared Rodriguez is dishing one assist. The Idaho Vandals are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho Vandals are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game. The Idaho Vandals have won seven of their last nine road games.

The Washington State Cougars look for another victory after winning three of their last four games. The Washington State Cougars are averaging 81.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Robert Franks is averaging 24.8 points and 2.2 assists while Isaiah Wade is averaging 13 points and 6.7 rebounds. CJ Elleby is the third double-digit scorer and Ahmed Ali is dishing 3.3 assists. The Washington State Cougars are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington State Cougars are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Washington State Cougars have won all four home games this season.

The Vandals are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Pacific-12, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cougars are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Vandals are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington St and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 21-9-1 in Vandals last 31 non-conference games. The over is 6-1 in Cougars last 7 home games.

The Idaho Vandals have been on the end of some tough losses this season and could be a more consistent team if they could find that third scorer. The Washington State Cougars have yet to lose at home and are outscoring teams by 17 points while shooting 49.1 percent from the field at home. The Idaho Vandals have also been horrible ATS dating back to last season, while the Washington State Cougars have coverd 10 of their last 13 games. There's a lot leaning towards Washington State being the team to back in this contest.

Washington State Cougars -8.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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