The Washington State Cougars will commence their season when they take on the Texas Southern Tigers (0-1) at Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 12, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Texas Southern Tigers at Washington State Cougars Betting Preview
The last time the Tigers played, they got blown out by the No. 18 Gonzaga Bulldogs, 97-69. Texas Southern’s Donte Clark put up 13 points and eight rebounds in the contest. Gonzaga had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (50.0 vs. 28.8). Texas Southern, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (10.9 vs. 14.6).
Washington State was unable reach the tournament following a 13-18 regular season campaign last season.
Washington State could have difficulty getting to the free throw line in this meeting. Since last season, the Cougars rank 296th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.212, while Texas Southern ranks 91st in FTA rate allowed (0.221). Ball protection should be an advantage for the Tigers. They rank 50th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.7 percent). Conversely, the Cougars forced the fourth-fewest turnovers in the NCAA (opponents’ turnover percentage of 14.7 percent).
Texas Southern Tigers at Washington State Cougars Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Texas Southern, ATS Winner – Texas Southern, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Tigers rank 192nd in rebounds per game (35.0) while the Cougars rank 289th (32.0).
- Texas Southern ranks 19th in three pointers allowed per game (17.4) while Washington State ranks 247th (22.8).
- The Tigers rank 52nd in steals per game (7.2) while the Cougars rank 274th (4.2).
- Washington State ranks 91st in assists per game (14.6) while Texas Southern ranks 271st (11.6).