January 28, 2018
There is one pick today.
Take Washington State +8 spread against Washington for 3% of the bankroll.
The Washington State Cougars come into this matchup losers in 6 of their last 7 games and while their recent win / loss record will likely deter some of the average sports bettors off them, we believe this is an ideal opportunity to go against the public perception and for Washington State to cash the winning ticket.
Despite not being able to close out games, the Washington State Cougars have not played all that poorly, they simply have not been able to put it all together this season. They have a very fluid offense which could cause issues for the Huskies in this contest. Washington State is scoring 75 points per game on offense this season while shooting 45% from the floor as a team. They average 15 assists per game which shows they can distribute the ball and have numerous shooters on the wings as they rank first in the nation, averaging 11.9 three-pointers per game. Their ability to hit the longball could be the difference maker in this contest.
We believe the Cougars will also have the motivational edge in this contest. Not only are they in desperate need of a quality win to get back on track and snap their recent losing streak, but this is also a revenge game for them against their in-state rivals. These two teams met back on January 6th, and it was the Huskies who managed to come away with a 5-point win on the road at Washington State. There is no question that the Cougars would like nothing more than to repay the favor on the Huskies home floor. The last 7 meetings between these two teams have been decided by an average of 5.1 points per game and we wouldn't be surprised if this matchup followed suit.
Even if Washington State fails to grab the outright victory, this is a very generous point spread between in-state rivals who know each other extremely well. We believe the Cougars will be able to keep this game competitive and keep the score within single digits which will allow the points to come into play. The value is on the road team in this contest.
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