Washington State Cougars host Utah Valley Wolverines in college basketball action
Utah Valley Wolverines vs Washington State Cougars Odds
Washington State will look to improve on its 1-0 record on Wednesday when they host Utah Valley in NCAA basketball odds action at Friel Court.
Washington State will face the 1-1 Wolverines, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cougars are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wolverines are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cougars at No. 225 and the Wolverines at No. 106 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 88-67 result in favor of the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington State's No. 34-ranked offense, averaging 88 PPG, against a Wolverines defense that ranks No. 133 at 61 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 54.7% so far, more than the Wolverines marksmen have achieved on the year, 41% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Utah Valley owns the country's No. 182-rated mark, allowing 61 points per game on the highway. Washington State, on the other hand, rates No. 51 in scoring at home.
Utah Valley won its last outing, a 64-55 result against North Carolina A&T on November 12. Ben Aird scored 18 points leading the Wolverines to a 64-55 victory over North Carolina A&T at Corbett Center on Monday.
Washington State was an 88-69 winner in its last match at home against Eastern Washington. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Washington State got 23 points and 10 rebounds from Brock Motum en route to an 88-69 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday at Friel Court.
Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Pepperdine are 1-0
After playing Eastern Washington are 6-1
After a win are 4-6
A few Wolverines at Cougars trends to consider:
Washington State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Washington State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Utah Valley home to Arizona Christian, Saturday, November 17
Washington State at Pepperdine, Friday, November 16