Washington Huskies face Washington State Cougars: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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Jan 5, 9:30 PM | Friel Court

Washington Huskies vs Washington State Cougars Odds

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The Washington State Cougars hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Washington Huskies pay a visit to Friel Court on the college basketball betting menu.

The Cougars bring a 9-4 record (8-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-5 Huskies, who are 5-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Washington State go 3-5 so far and the Huskies go 4-4.

View Washington vs Washington State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Huskies were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 115-rated Washington taking on the No. 189-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-68 win for the Cougars on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington State has the nation's No. 257-rated offensive output, at 64 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 204 allowing on average 67.6 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 44.5% so far, less than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.

Defensively, Washington features the nation's No. 175-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.7 points per game. Washington State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 273 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 61-53 loser as they battled Connecticut on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Washington suffered a 61-53 loss against Connecticut on Saturday, getting 15 points from Scott Suggs in a losing effort at Gampel Pavilion.

Washington State was a 74-39 winner in their most recent outing at home against Idaho State. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites. The Cougars blew out Idaho State on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 74-39 win at Toyota Center, WA.

Washington Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing California are 6-4
After playing Connecticut are 0-1
After a loss are 8-2

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Stanford are 4-6
After playing Idaho State are 2-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Huskies at Cougars trends to consider:
Washington State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Washington State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington State's last 9 games when playing Washington
Washington State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at California, Wednesday, January 9
Washington State at Stanford, Wednesday, January 9

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