The Huskies and Cougars are set to face off at 9:00 ET on FS1. The Cougars will host the game at Friel Court in Pullman, WA. The over/under for this Pac-12 conference contest is set at 149.5 points, with Washington State being favored by -6.5 at home against Washington.

WASHINGTON HUSKIES VS WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Huskies +6.5

This game will be played at Friel Court at 9:00 ET on Thursday, March 7th.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON HUSKIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Even though we have Washington State winning straight-up, we like Washington at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Washington Lock in a Road Win?

Washington enters this game as a 6.5-point underdog, and they have gone 3-9 as the underdog this season. They are coming off an 82-75 loss to USC, and they are 16-14 overall.

On the road, the Huskies have gone 3-7 this season, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games away from home. For the season, they have been outscored by an average of 4.0 points per game on the road.

As the underdog, Washington has an ATS record of 8-4 this season and an overall ATS mark of 16-13. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Huskies have gone 6-4 vs. the spread. On the road, Washington is 7-3 ATS this year and 2-1 ATS in their last 3 road games.

On the season, Washington’s over/under record is 16-13. So far, the average point total in their games is 158.1, which is 6 points higher than the average over/under line of 152.1. Today’s over/under line is 149.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 164 points.

Compared to their season average of 81 points per game, Washington struggled in their previous game. Against USC, the Huskies scored 75 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 41.7%. Keion Brooks Jr. is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 21.3. Meanwhile, Sahvir Wheeler also brings a PPG average of 14.3 into the game.

At present, the Huskies’ defense is nationally ranked 296th, allowing 77.3 points per game. Washington will look once again to perform well on defense, holding USC to just 41% shooting in their most recent game.

Does Washington State Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Washington State enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in 21 of their 30 games this season. As the favorite, the Cougars have gone 17-4, and they are 16-3 at home this year.

Over their last 10 games at home, Washington State has gone 8-2, and they have won their last six games at home. On the season, the Cougars have outscored their opponents by an average of 12.3 points per game at home.

As the favorite, Washington State has gone 10-11 against the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cougars are 5-5 vs. the spread. At home this year, Washington State is 10-9 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Washington State’s games this season (141.3). This year, 24 of their 30 games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

The Washington State offense is coming off a game where they scored 77 points against UCLA. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.8% and connected on 7 threes. The team’s top scorer is Myles Rice, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15.5, while Isaac Jones also maintains a PPG average of 15.3 leading up to the game.

Currently, the Cougars’ defense holds the 53rd rank in the nation, allowing 67.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Washington State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.9% this season.