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#847 Idaho State vs.
#848 Washington State
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 4:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Idaho State Bengals vs. Washington State Cougars

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 Win

The 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 Games

The 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.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Cougars have the advantage in this game because they have played well against the spread against teams with winning records and also have a very good defense that has held opponents to 62 points per game through their first two games. Even though they are coming off a loss to Santa Clara, the Cougars managed to hold the undefeated Broncos, who are averaging 81.3 points per game, to 70 points. The Bengals aren’t as good as the Broncos offensively and are averaging 69.3 points per game, which means they will struggle against the Cougars. Offensively, Washington State hasn’t been as effective, but the team is averaging 73.5 points per game and should be able to score against the Bengals, who are giving up 66.5 points per game, making them the best bet.

Prediction: Washington State Cougars

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The Cougars are averaging 73.5 points per game and are going up against a defense that is holding opponents to 66.5 points per game, which means they likely won’t score more than 70 points in this game. The Bengals are averaging 69.3 points per game and will be held under their season average against a defense that is giving up 62 points per game, which will keep them well short of the total in this game.

Prediction: Under

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The Cougars will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Bengals in the first half, averaging 40.5 points per game while the Bengals average 30 points per game.

Prediction: Washington State Cougars

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The Cougars and Bengals are averaging 70.5 combined points per game in the first half this season and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.