Washington State vs Washington Prediction- Basketball Picks 3/2/23

Washington Huskies (16-14) vs Washington State Cougars (15-15)

Game Info: Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 11:00 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Huskies +1 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. When these two teams faced off on February 11th it was Washington State that secured the 56-51 victory. 

Washington State Betting Preview

Washington State comes into this game with a 15-15 record overall and they have gone 15-15 against the spread. In the last game against California, Washington State gave up only 57 points and that led to the six point victory. Two games ago against Stanford they were able to secure the 67-63 victory. Washington State is averaging 67.3 points while their defense is giving up 64.8 points per game. TJ Bamba is averaging 14.9 points while shooting 41.8 percent from the field. 

Washington Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Washington who sits with a 16-14 record overall and they have gone 17-12-1 against the spread. In the last game against Stanford, Washington’s defense gave up 81 points and that led to the 12-point defeat. Two games ago against California, Washington was able to secure the 65-56. Washington is averaging 68.7 points while their defense is giving up 69.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 261st in the league while the defense is ranked 167th. Keion Brooks is averaging 17.7 points while shooting 42.7 percent from the field. 

Washington State vs Washington Trends

Washington is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall. The over is 6-1 in the Huskies last seven home games against a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400. The Huskies are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games following an against the spread loss. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This game is going to be lower scoring. The last time these two teams played there was only 107 points scored, and this game is going to be lower scoring. Washington State also gave up only 57 points in the last game, and their defense is going to lockdown again here. Back the under to cash. In terms of the side it’s also a lean with Washington State to cover the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Washington State +!

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