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Portland Pilots vs Washington State Cougars Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Portland when they take on the Washington State Cougars on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
Washington State will face the 3-3 Pilots, who own a 2-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cougars are 0-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pilots are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Washington State Cougars as 10-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars - Pilots odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington State is rated No. 182 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Portland is at No. 248. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 69-58 win for the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Pilots is ranked No. 259 in NCAA hoops at 33 per game. Contrast that with Washington State’s No. 233 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Washington State is the No. 205-ranked team in the country at 5.7 per game, while Portland rates No. 335 at 3.3 per game.
Defensively, Portland features the nation's No. 272-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.7 points per game. Washington State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 236 nationally in scoring at home.
Portland was a 78-73 winner in its last match at home against Lewis & Clark. Kevin Bailey scored 12 points leading the Pilots to a 78-73 victory over Lewis & Clark at Chiles Center on Tuesday.
Washington State was a 64-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Idaho. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Washington State got 26 points from Brock Motum en route to a 64-55 victory over Idaho on Wednesday at Friel Court.
Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Lewis & Clark are 2-1
After a win are 2-8
Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Gonzaga are 4-6
After playing Idaho are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Pilots at Cougars trends to consider:
Portland is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland
Washington State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Portland home to UNLV, Tuesday, December 4
Washington State home to Gonzaga, Wednesday, December 5