Washington vs Washington State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The Washington State Cougars (15-15, 10-9 Pac-12) aim to build on a five-game winning streak when visiting the Washington Huskies (16-14, 8-11 Pac-12) at 11:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. The matchup airs on ESPNU.

Thursday’s matchup is a pick ’em between the Huskies and the Cougars. The over/under is 134.5 points for the game.

Washington vs. Washington State Odds

Point Spread for Washington vs. Washington State

The spread for this matchup is set at a pick ’em.

Washington vs. Washington State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Washington has -108 odds to pick up the win, while Washington State is listed at -112 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 134.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 11:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Arena: Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion

Washington vs. Washington State Betting Trends

Washington has played 30 games, with 17 wins against the spread. The Huskies have won in 11, or 84.6%, of the 13 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Washington’s games this year have gone over the point total 60% of the time (18 out of 30 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, Washington State is 15-15-0 this year. The Cougars have gone 2-11 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 15.4% of those games). Washington State’s games this season have hit the over 36.7% of the time (11 out of 30 games with a set point total).

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Washington vs. Washington State Key Players to Watch

Washington

Keion Brooks Jr. is tops on his team in points per game (17.7), and also puts up 7 rebounds and 1.4 assists. Defensively, he delivers 0.7 steals and 1.3 blocked shots. Braxton Meah paces the Huskies at 7.2 rebounds per game, while also putting up 0.6 assists and 9 points. Keyon Menifield posts a team-high 2.9 assists per contest. He is also averaging 10 points and 2.8 rebounds, shooting 41.6% from the floor and 35.1% from downtown with 1.1 made 3-pointers per game. Cole Bajema is putting up 8.5 points, 0.6 assists and 4.2 rebounds per contest.

Washington State

Mouhamed Gueye is the Cougars’ top rebounder (8.6 per game), and he puts up 14.4 points and 1.8 assists. Justin Powell paces the Cougars in assists (2.8 per game), and averages 10.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. He also delivers 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. TJ Bamba is putting up team highs in points (14.9 per game) and assists (1.5). And he is producing 3.7 rebounds, making 41.8% of his shots from the field and 35.2% from beyond the arc, with 1.6 treys per contest. DJ Rodman is putting up 8.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game, making 40.4% of his shots from the floor and 38.3% from 3-point range, with 1.6 treys per game.

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What you need to know about the Washington Huskies

Washington has won 12 games against the spread in conference action this season, while failing to cover seven times. So far this year, the Huskies are posting 68.7 points per game (262nd-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 69.4 points per contest (158th-ranked). Washington ranks 213th in the nation with 31.3 rebounds per game, but it is giving up 34 rebounds per game, which ranks 25th-worst in college basketball.

The Huskies put up 71.6 points per game at home, compared to 64.8 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 6.8 points per contest. Washington is draining 6.5 threes per game (272nd-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 31% shooting percentage (333rd-ranked) from beyond the arc. With a 29.3% three-point percentage allowed this season, the Huskies are 10th-best in the nation. They rank 127th in college basketball by ceding 6.8 treys per contest.

The Huskies have gone 4-6 over their last 10 contests, with a 7-3 record against the spread in that span. Washington has gone over the total in five of its past 10 games. On offense, Washington has had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 65.5 points per contest over that span compared to the 68.7 it has racked up over the course of this season. Washington has been less stingy on the defensive side of the ball as of late, giving up 70.8 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 69.4 points per game its opponents are averaging in the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Washington State Cougars

Washington State and its opponents have combined to go over the point total seven out of 19 times this season in Pac-12 action. The Cougars put up 67.3 points per game and give up 64.8, ranking them 293rd in the country offensively and 39th on defense. Washington State collects 31.9 rebounds per game and concede 29.8 boards, ranking 168th and 98th, respectively, in college basketball.

The Cougars average 70.9 points per game at home, and 63.4 on the road. Beyond the arc, Washington State is 43rd in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (8.8). It is 68th in 3-point percentage at 36.3%. Defensively, the Cougars are 18th-best in the country in 3-pointers conceded per game at 5.6. They are 64th in 3-point percentage allowed at 31.8%.

The Cougars are 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their past 10 games. Washington State has gone over the total in four of its past 10 contests. Washington State has played worse offensively over its last 10 games, averaging 64.4 points per contest, 2.9 fewer points its than season average of 67.3. In their past 10 games, the Cougars are allowing 63.3 points per contest, 1.5 fewer points than their season average (64.8).

Washington vs. Washington State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Washington State, and we expect that Washington State will cover the spread (pick ’em). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 134.5 points.

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How to bet Washington vs. Washington State

You can bet on Washington vs. Washington State at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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