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Washington State Cougars vs Vandals College Hoops Game Preview

Washington State CougarsIdaho Vandals
3-4December 07, 2013, 10:00 | Cowan Spectrum4-4



The Idaho Vandals hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Washington State Cougars pay a visit to Cowan Spectrum on the college basketball betting menu.

The Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Vandals are 1-2 ATS. Washington State is 3-2 on the totals; Idaho is 2-1.

View Washington State Cougars vs Idaho Vandals Odds and Stats.

This game puts the Vandals, most recently No. 119 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cougars, who rate No. 113 in the latest survey.

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Washington State was a 72-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Saint Joseph's. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Ronald Roberts, Jr. scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Saint Joseph's over Washington State, 72-67, on Sunday at HP Field House.

In their last action, Idaho was an 80-76 winner on the road against UC Davis. The Vandals got a terrific 29-point effort from Connor Hill as Idaho defeated UC Davis 80-76 on Saturday at UC Davis Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Idaho has the nation's No. 129-rated offensive output, at 75 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 91 allowing on average 68 PPG. The Vandals FG% has averaged 43.88% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.04% per game.

A few Cougars at Vandals trends to consider:
Washington State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Washington State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington State's last 8 games on the road
Washington State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Idaho
Idaho is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Washington State
Idaho is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington State
Idaho is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington State
Idaho is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington State


Next up:
Washington State home to Pepperdine, Sunday, December 15th
Idaho at Montana, Wednesday, December 11th

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