In their final home game of the season, the Washington Huskies (13-15, 3-12 Pac-12) host the Washington State Cougars (14-14, 5-10 Pac-12) at Alaska Airlines Arena. The game starts at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, February 28, 2020.
Washington State Cougars at Washington Huskies ATS Prediction
The Cougars are trying to rebound after their 75-57 loss to the Stanford Cardinal in their last outing. Stanford’s free throw rate was their largest advantage over Washington State. The Cardinal had a rate of 0.372 (above their season average of 0.220), while the Cougars posted a mark of 0.200. CJ Elleby was the top scorer from either team with 22 points on 7-for-19 shooting.
In the Huskies’ last matchup, they had no trouble getting past the California Golden Bears, 87-52. The Huskies, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.501, had a fantastic mark of 0.625 and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 27.1). With 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Jaden McDaniels put together a solid performance for Washington.
This is the second game of the season between these two teams. Elleby scored a game-high 34 points in the first game, in which the Cougars defeated the Huskies 79-67. He also recorded 10 rebounds. The Cougars knocked down 24 of their 28 free throws (85.7 percent) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (34.2 vs. 20.5).
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Washington figures to have a significant edge. The Huskies defense ranks third in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.435), while the Washington State offense is ranked 334th in effective field goal percentage (0.457).
Washington State Cougars at Washington Huskies Pick
Free Pick: ATS Winner – Washington, O/U – Under
Washington ranks second in blocks per game (6.3) while Washington State ranks 177th (2.5).
The Cougars rank 26th in three pointers allowed per game (17.9) while the Huskies rank 198th (22.8).
Washington State ranks 30th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while Washington ranks 159th (6.8).
The Huskies average 35.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 158th in the country. The Cougars rank 230th in rebounds allowed per game (37.1).
The Cougars have been outscored by an average of 7.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Washington State has defeated opponents by an average of 0.6 points.
During their last five games, the Huskies have scored an average of 66.2 points per game (3.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.4 points per game (1.2 above their season average).