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Washington State vs. Washington - 2/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington at Washington State
Date & Time Saturday February 16, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum
Pullman, WA
The Line
Washington Huskies -8 -- Over/Under: 147
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars meet in Pac 12 college basketball action from the Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum on Saturday night.

The Washington Huskies will look to rebound from their first conference loss of the season coming in the form of a 75-63 loss to Arizona State last time out. Noah Dickerson led the Huskies with 18 points on 5 of 7 shooting with an 8 of 12 mark from the foul line and a team-high 8 rebounds in just 18 minutes while David Crisp came right behind with 17 points on 6 of 19 shooting with 4 threes. Jaylen Nowell chipped in 15 points with 3 threes to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Washington in the loss. Dominic Green added 6 points and 5 steals while Matisse Thybulle added 3 assists, 3 steals and a pair of blocks. Nowell leads Washington with an average of 16.4 points and 3.4 assists per game while Dickerson leads the Huskies with 6.7 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Washington is averaging 71.7 points on 46.2% shooting from the field, 34.8% from behind the 3-point line and 70.6% from the foul line this season.

The Washington State Cougars will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 69-55 road win over Arizona in their last outing. Robert Franks led the Cougars with 31 points on 11 of 17 shooting with 7 threes and a team-high 8 rebounds while CJ Elleby added 18 points with 8 boards and a team-high 4 assists. Jeff Pollard added 10 points to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Washington State in the win, while Isaiah Wade added 4 helpers as well in the victory. Franks leads Washington State in scoring with 22.6 points per game while Elleby leads the Cougars in rebounding with 6.8 rebounds per game and Ahmed Ali leads Washington State in assists with 3 assists per game this season. As a team, Washington State is averaging 77.5 points per game on 46% shooting from the field, 36% from behind the arc and 75.2% from the foul line this season.

Washington is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games while the under is 21-7 in their last 28 games following a loss. Washington State is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.

A lot of money may come in on Washington State here, given that the Cougars just pulled off an impressive road sweep in Arizona and that the Huskies may have a hangover after their first loss in conference play. However, the Huskies have had a week to stew over being embarrassed from start to finish in that loss, and for the most part have been a covering machine over the last couple of months. Washington State also hasn’t been great at home, their last 3 home games by an average of 13.6 points per game, so I’ll side with the better team and lay the points with Washington on the road here.

Pick:
Washington -8

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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