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Washington State Cougars vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Matchup Report

Saint Joseph's Hawks Washington State Cougars
3-2 December 01, 2013, 12:00 | HP Field House 3-3



The Washington State Cougars hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Saint Joseph's Hawks pay a visit to HP Field House on the college basketball betting menu.

Washington State will face the 3-2 Hawks, who own a 2-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cougars are 2-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hawks are 1-3 favoring the OVER.

View Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Washington State Cougars Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -2.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Cougars sit at No. 161 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hawks sit at No. 49 on the same chart.

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Saint Joseph's won its last outing, a 78-66 result against Siena on November 29. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. The Hawks got a terrific 27-point effort from Langston Galloway as Saint Joseph's defeated Siena 78-66 on Friday at HP Field House.

Last time out for Washington State, they were a 69-54 winner as they battled Purdue at home. DaVonte Lacy scored 16 points leading the Cougars to a 69-54 victory over Purdue at HP Field House on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington State has the nation's No. 200-rated offensive output, at 70 PPG. The visiting Hawks defense ranks No. 140 allowing on average 71.4 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 42.51% so far, less than the Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.79% per game.

Next up:
Saint Joseph's at Temple, Wednesday, December 4th
Washington State at Idaho, Saturday, December 7th