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Nov 20, 10:00 PM | Chiles Center

Washington State Cougars vs Portland Pilots Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Cougars travelling to Portland Sunday to take on the Pilots on Sunday.

The Pilots sport records of 2-1 and 2-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cougars have 1-1 and 1-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-2 for the Pilots and 2-0 for the Cougars.

View Washington State vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 133-ranked Pilots and the No. 61-rated Cougars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-68 win for the Cougars on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Portland has the nation's No. 217-rated offensive output, at 66.3 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 312 allowing on average 78.5 PPG. The Pilots FG% has averaged 40.5% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.1% per game.

Defensively, Washington State features the nation's No. 325-rated defense on the road, allowing 89 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 227 nationally in scoring at home.

Washington State won its last outing, a 79-68 result against Sacramento State on November 17. They failed to cover in that game as a 17-point favorite. Brock Motum scored 23 points leading the Cougars to a 79-68 victory over Sacramento State at Friel Court on Thursday.

Portland was a 93-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Washington. They failed to cover the 15–point spread as underdogs. The Pilots were hammered by Washington on Monday, losing by a 93-63 final at Alaska Airlines Arena in college basketball betting action.

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
After playing Sacramento State are 2-1
After a win are 4-6

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Santa Barbara are 2-3
After playing Washington are 5-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Cougars at Pilots trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games on the road
Washington State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Portland is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Portland's last 15 games at home
Portland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Washington State home to Oklahoma, Thursday, November 24
Portland at Santa Barbara, Tuesday, November 22