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Washington State vs. Rider - 12/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Rider Broncs (4-3) at Washington State Cougars (5-3)
Date & Time Monday December 17, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Washington State Cougars +1 -- Over/Under: 168
TV Channel
PAC12
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Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

The Rider Broncs and Washington State Cougars meet Monday in college basketball action at the Friel Court.

The Rider Broncs look for another victory after winning four of their last six games. The Rider Broncs are averaging 78.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Jordan Allen is averaging 14 points and 2.9 rebounds while Dimencio Vaughn is averaging 13.7 points and 1.7 assists. Stevie Jordan is the third double-digit scorer and Frederick Scott is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Rider Broncs are shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc and 54.6 percent from the free throw line. The Rider Broncs are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Rider Broncs have lost three of their last four road games.

The Washington State Cougars also look to stay hot after winning four of their last six games. The Washington State Cougars are averaging 83.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Robert Franks is averaging 24.4 points and 2.4 assists while CJ Elleby is averaging 14.4 points and 7.9 rebounds. Isaiah Wade is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Ahmed Ali is dishing three assists. The Washington State Cougars are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Washington State Cougars are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Washington State Cougars have won eight of their last 12 home games.

The Broncs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Cougars are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The over is 10-4 in Cougars last 14 overall. The over is 11-4 in Broncs last 15 overall.

The Washington State Cougars have been a really consistent home team dating back to last season, and they're outscoring teams by 17.6 points while shooting 48.8 percent from the field at home this season. The Rider Broncs are certainly no pushovers, but they've had issues defensively at times and can get blown out on the road. Based on how good Washington State is at home, I'll take the Cougars in this near toss up. 

Pick:
Washington State Cougars +1

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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