The Cayman Islands Classic contest between the Washington State Cougars (3-3) and the Colorado State Rams (4-3) will be played at John Gray Gymnasium. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Colorado State Rams vs. Washington State Cougars Free Preview
The Rams barely escaped the Loyola Chicago Ramblers in their last game, 61-60. With 14 points, Colorado State’s Isaiah Stevens put together a good game. Colorado State played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.104 (below their season average of 0.321) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.583 (above their season average of 0.511). Loyola Chicago put up marks of 0.078 and 0.549, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Cougars’ last game, they defeated the Old Dominion Monarchs, 66-50. With 21 points on 6-for-16 shooting, CJ Elleby was the game’s high scorer. Washington State played a nearly perfect game. They had a great turnover percentage of 9.4 (better than their season average of 9.7) and a free throw rate of 0.200 (above their season average of 0.176). Old Dominion recorded marks of 20.3 and 0.111, respectively, for those same stats.
This game should be a battle of conflicting tempos. Washington State ranks 89th in possessions per game (71.1) while Colorado State is 220th (68.6) dating back to last season. Moreover, the Rams rank 35th in effective field goal percentage (0.543), while the Cougars rank 333rd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.539).
Colorado State Rams vs. Washington State Cougars Odds Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Washington State, ATS Winner – Washington State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Colorado State ranks 103rd in rebounds allowed per game (33.8) while Washington State ranks 245th (36.7).