Washington Huskies vs Washington State NCAAB Betting Prediction

Washington Huskies vs Washington State Prediction 3/7/2024

The Washington Huskies (16-14) travel to face off against the Washington State Cougars (23-7) on Thursday, March 7th. This game will be played at Friel Court in Pullman and televised on FS1. Washington State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Washington is looking to get back on track from a loss to the USC. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Washington Huskies vs Washington State Cougars

The Washington Huskies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Washington has struggled on the road this season, going just 3-7 compared to their 12-7 record at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -4.0, while it is +7.8 at home. Overall, the Huskies are 16-14 this season.

As the underdog, Washington has gone 3-9 this season, and they are currently a 6.5-point underdog against Washington State. In their last game, the Huskies fell to USC by a score of 82-75.

Washington’s ATS record this season is 16-13, but they have been even better vs. the spread on the road, going 7-3. Over their last three road games, the Huskies have gone 2-1 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record in Washington games is 16-13, and today’s line of 149.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (152.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 164 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-3.

The Washington State Cougars Are Coming Off A Win

Washington State comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 21 of their 30 games this season. They have a record of 17-4 in those games, including going 8-2 in their last 10 at home.

The Cougars are 16-3 at home this season, and they have won their last six games at home. Their average scoring margin at home is +12.3, compared to +0.5 on the road.

Washington State has an ATS record of 16-13-1 this season and they are 10-9 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cougars have gone 5-5 ATS and they are 6-4 in their last 10 home games vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Washington State’s games this season (141.3). So far, 24 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 141 points.

Washington Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 81 points per game, the Washington had a below average performance. They scored 75 points against USC and had a field goal percentage of 41.7%. The team’s scoring leader is Keion Brooks Jr., who holds an average of 21.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Sahvir Wheeler is averaging 14.3 points per game this season.

Keion Brooks Jr. (F) 21.3 6.7 1.5
Sahvir Wheeler (G) 14.3 3.6 6.0
Moses Wood (F) 11.8 4.4 0.7

Washington State Offense Breakdown

In their recent game, the Cougars’ offense concluded with 77 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.1 points per contest. Offensively, the Cougars have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 86th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 158th in percentage and 270th in three-pointers made.

Myles Rice (G) 15.5 3.1 3.8
Isaac Jones (F) 15.3 7.5 1.5
Jaylen Wells (F) 12.2 4.3 1.0

Washington Team Defense

The Huskies’ defense is presently ranked 292nd nationally, allowing an average of 77.3 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.4 threes per game vs. Washington State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.1%.

Washington State Team Defense

So far this season, the Washington State defense has been performing well, ranking 56th in the country at 67.1 points allowed per contest. The Washington State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 65 points and allowed UCLA to connect on 7 threes.

Huskies vs Cougars Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Washington has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 78 points per game.
  • In their last five home games, Washington State has averaged 67 points per game while allowing 64. The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Huskies have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
  • Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Cougars have an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 against the spread.

Huskies vs Cougars Prediction

In this Cougars vs. Cougars matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Cougars at -6.5. While we project the Cougars to win 75-70, our recommendation is to bet on the Huskies for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 149.5, and our model predicts the Huskies and Cougars to score a combined 145 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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