The Washington Huskies (8-3) will be at home in Alaska Airlines Arena when they take on the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (5-7). Action gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs. Washington Huskies Betting Preview
In the Wildcats last outing, they were beaten by the Kennesaw State Owls, 81-74. With 19 points on 8-for-14 shooting, Shawntrez Davis was Bethune-Cookman’s high scorer. Kennesaw State had a free throw rate of 0.474 (above their season average of 0.225). Bethune-Cookman, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (14.9 vs. 17.5).
The Huskies hope to maintain momentum after narrowly defeating the Loyola Marymount Lions in their last matchup, 80-78. Washington’s Noah Dickerson had a solid performance, contributing 20 points and eight rebounds. The Huskies had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.393 (above their season average of 0.322) and had a turnover percentage of 13.3 (better than their season average of 16.5).
The physical Washington offense might be living from the charity stripe in this meeting. The Huskies rank 11th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.329, while Bethune-Cookman ranks 299th in FTA rate allowed (0.294).
Dickerson has been playing at a high level over the last five games for Washington, averaging 17.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at Washington Huskies Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Bethune-Cookman, ATS Winner – Bethune-Cookman, O/U – Over
- The Wildcats average 14.1 assists per game, which ranks 119th in the NCAA. The Huskies rank 225th in assists allowed per game (18.7).
- Washington ranks 28th in steals per game (8.5) while Bethune-Cookman ranks 104th (6.6).
- Bethune-Cookman ranks 36th in three pointers allowed per game (18.7) while Washington ranks 200th (23.9).
- The Huskies rank 83rd in rebounds allowed per game (33.3) while the Wildcats rank 236th (39.8).
- Washington ranks 12th in blocks allowed per game (1.9) while Bethune-Cookman ranks 120th (3.8).
- The Huskies average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.2, up from 0.5 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 73.2 points per game (5.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 80.0 points per game (3.0 above their season average).