Where: Friel Court, Pullman, WA
When: Sunday, November 17, 4:00 PM. ET.
The Washington State Cougars will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Santa Clara when they take on the Idaho State Bengals on Sunday afternoon.
Bengals Going For Third Consecutive WinThe Bengals have played well since their season-opening loss to Wyoming and have won their last two games. They will be trying to make it three wins in a row when they hit the road to take on the Cougars on Sunday afternoon.
Idaho State is averaging 69.3 points per game, but the team has played significantly better since scoring 40 points against the Cowboys, and have gone over 80 points in each of their last two games. The team is shooting 41 percent from the field and 30 percent from three-point range.
In their last game, the team easily dispatched the Montana-Western Bulldogs, an NAIA team. Chier Maker led the way for the Bengals with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Malik Porter added 10 points and five rebounds for the Bengals.
Idaho State has played well defensively, holding opponents to 66.5 points per game. They gave up 48 points in their last game and will need a similar effort to get past the Cougars on Sunday.
Cougars Going For Second Win In Three GamesThe Cougars couldn’t follow up their season-opening win over Seattle with another win and ended up dropping their first road game of the year. They will try to bounce back from the disappointing effort against Santa Clara and pick up a win over the Bengals on Sunday, giving them their second win in their last three games.
Washington State has done an excellent job on the defensive end, holding opponents to 62 points per game. They had their hands full with the high-scoring Broncos but managed to hold them to 70 points. They will need to continue playing well defensively to give themselves a chance to pull off the win.
Offensively, the Cougars are averaging 73.5 points per game. The team is shooting 37 percent from the field and 26 percent from three-point range. Isaac Bonton led the way for the Cougars against the Broncos with 19 points and four assists, while CJ Elleby added 10 points and two rebounds for the Cougars.
They will need to play better offense than they did against Santa Clara if they want to beat the Bengals on Sunday.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Idaho State is:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight-up win.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Washington State is:
- 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.