NCAA hoops odds preview - Jackson State vs. Washington State
Jackson State Tigers vs Washington State Cougars Odds
Washington State will look to improve on its 6-4 record on Thursday when they host Jackson State in NCAA basketball odds action at Friel Court.
The Cougars bring a 6-4 record (6-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 0-6 Tigers, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Washington State go 2-4 so far and the Tigers go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 297-rated Jackson State taking on the No. 157-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-41 win for the Cougars on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington State's No. 243-ranked offense, averaging 64.1 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 349 at 87.8 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 35.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Jackson State owns the country's No. 343-rated mark, allowing 87.8 points per game on the highway. Washington State, on the other hand, rates No. 241 in scoring at home.
Jackson State lost its last outing, a 120-67 result against St. Mary's on December 11. Jackson State was run off the court by the Gaels on Tuesday as St. Mary's routed them 120-67 at McKeon Pavilion.
Last time out for Washington State, they were a 59-50 winner as they battled Fresno State at home. They covered in the match as a 7-point favorite. Brock Motum scored 23 points leading the Cougars to a 59-50 victory over Fresno State at Friel Court on Sunday.
Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Fresno State are 1-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Tigers at Cougars trends to consider:
Washington State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Jackson State at Washington, Saturday, December 15
Washington State home to Buffalo, Friday, December 21