Washington Huskies vs. Washington St. Cougars
The Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars face off on Friday in a Pac-12 college basketball rivalry game. The Huskies are -8 point favorites over the Cougars with an over/under point total set at 134.
The Washington Huskies are coming off of a win but they have lost five of their last seven games. Washington is 7-8 in the Pac-12 this year, 12-3 at home, and they lost by five points in the first meeting of these to at WSU on February 1st. C.J. Wilcox is averaging 18.6 points per game to lead the Huskies. Nigel Williams-Goss is averaging 13.3 points, Andrew Andrews is averaging 12.1 points, Perris Blackwell is averaging 10.5 points and 6.9 rebounds. Washington is averaging 74.5 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.3 points and their opponents are shooting 48 percent. Washington is 5-1 in Pac-12 home games.
The Washington State Cougars have lost six games in a row and are a game out of the basement in the Pac-12 standings. Washington State is 2-13 in the Pac-12 and 3-11 away from home this season. D.J. Shelton is leading the Cougars averaging 10 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Que Johnson is averaging 9.8 points, Royce Woolridge is averaging 7.1 points, and Dexter Kimich-Drew is averaging 6.0 points. Washington State is averaging 62.3 points and they are shooting 40.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.7 points and their opponents are shooting 44.8 percent. Washington State are 0-8 in Pac-12 road games.
Washington is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 5-16 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 1-7 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points. Washington State is 4-15-2 against the spread in their last 21 road games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
I think the Cougars keep this close and cover the 8 point spread.
Washington St. Cougars +8 Washington Huskies