San Diego Toreros vs. Washington State Cougars Free Prediction 12/22/18

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The Washington State Cougars (7-3) will be in the Las Vegas Classic at Orleans Arena when they clash with the San Diego Toreros (9-3). The game gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

San Diego Toreros vs. Washington State Cougars ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Cougars defeated the Nicholls Colonels 89-72, while the Toreros beat the Weber State Wildcats 83-66.

San Diego dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.185 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8. Weber State recorded marks of 0.098 and 22.2, respectively, for those same stats. The Cougars, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (9.3 vs. 21.3) and had a better free throw rate (0.157 vs. 0.121). Washington State received a boost from Robert Franks, who recorded 31 points and 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, Isaiah Pineiro had a good outing for San Diego, finishing with 25 points and 12 rebounds.

Isaiah Pineiro and Olin Carter III have played at a high level over the last five games for San Diego. Pineiro has averaged 0 points per game, while Carter III has put up 0 points a game during that span.

It will be a showdown of conflicting paces as the fast-paced Cougars will look to push the more methodical Toreros. The Cougars currently rank 29th in possessions per game while the Toreros are 304th.

San Diego Toreros vs. Washington State Cougars Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – San Diego, ATS Winner – San Diego, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • San Diego ranks third in three pointers allowed per game (17.3) while Washington State ranks 258th (29.9).
  • The Cougars rank 36th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while the Toreros rank 69th (6.1).
  • The Toreros rank 16th in assists allowed per game (10.9) while the Cougars rank 141st (13.8).
  • Washington State is 12th in the nation with 2.0 blocks allowed per game while San Diego is 58th with 3.2 blocks allowed per game.

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Toreros have scored an average of 77.4 points per game (0.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 60.0 points per game (5.0 below their season average).
  • The Cougars’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 11.8, up from 9.8 for the season.