Washington vs Washington State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/7/24

Washington State (23-7) vs Washington (16-14)

Game Info: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Washington State -6.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Huskies will play the Washington State Cougars in a PAC-12 game on Thursday night at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Washington. Washington has alternated wins and losses over their last six games, while Washington State has won 10 of their last 11. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Washington vs Washington State prediction.

Washington Preview

The Washington Huskies are 16-14 (8-11) this year after they lost to USC by a score of 82-75 in their last game. Washington only trailed 39-38 at halftime, but they were out scored 43-37 in the second half for the loss. The Huskies shot 41.7% from the field and made 13 three pointers in the game. Washington defeated UCLA by a score of 94-77 in the game prior to USC, but lost to Arizona before that. The Huskies are scoring 81 points per game with 36.2 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game, while allowing 77.3 points against per game this year. Keion Brooks Jr. is averaging 21.3 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. Washington is shooting 46.9% from the field, 72.2% on free throws, and 35% on three pointers this season.

Washington State Preview

The Washington State Cougars are 23-7 (14-5) this season after they defeated UCLA by a score of 77-65 in their last game. Washington State led 40-32 at the half and they held UCLA to only 33 points in the second half in the win. The Cougars shot 41.8% from the field and were +15 in rebounding margin in the game. Washington State has won 10 of their last 11 games, with the lone loss coming on the road against Arizona State. The Cougars are scoring 75.1 points per game with 37.5 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, while giving up 67.1 points against per game this season. Myles Rice is averaging 15.5 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game, and 3.8 assists per game. Washington State is shooting 46.9% from the field, 70.9% on free throws, and 35.3% on three pointers this year. 

Washington vs Washington State Betting Prediction

Washington State comes into this game in second place in the PAC-12 standings, just 0.5 games behind Arizona for first. The Cougars have played very well down the stretch and they have been led by some very good defense. Washington is just 8-11 in conference play, but they do have one of the highest scoring offenses in the PAC-12. On the flip side, the Huskies are allowing over 77 points against per game on defense. Washington State won the first meeting between these teams on the road by a score of 90-87 and while I do think they pick up another win here, I am looking at the total. I think the Cougars are going to have a huge day on offense, as they should get whatever they want against a bad Washington defense. Take the over here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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