Rider Broncs at Washington State Cougars Betting Prediction


A five-game home winning streak is on the line for the Washington State Cougars (5-3) when they welcome the Rider Broncs (4-3) to Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Action begins at 10 p.m. ET on Monday, December 17, 2018, and can be seen on Pac-12 Network.

Rider Broncs vs. Washington State Cougars ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Cougars were victorious over the Nicholls Colonels, 89-72, while the Broncs were beaten by the UCF Knights, 84-70.

Washington State played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 9.3 and a free throw rate of 0.157. For those same stats, Nicholls was 21.3 and 0.121, respectively. Rider, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (31.4 vs. 27.9). Robert Franks was a key piece for Washington State with 31 points and 11 rebounds. Rider, meanwhile, was led by Dimencio Vaughn, who put up 14 points and five rebounds.

Washington State figures to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. Since the 2017-18 season, the Cougars rank 75th in effective field goal percentage (0.542), while Rider ranks 276th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.525).

Rider Broncs at Washington State Cougars Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Washington State, ATS Winner – Washington State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Washington State averages 29.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 12th in the nation. Rider ranks 226th in three pointers allowed per game (26.0).
  • The Broncs rank 44th in steals per game (7.8) while the Cougars rank 165th (5.3).
  • Washington State ranks 162nd in blocks per game (2.4) while Rider ranks 163rd in blocks allowed per game (4.6).
  • The Cougars rank 53rd in assists per game (15.3) while the Broncs rank 201st in assists allowed per game (15.2).
  • Rider averages 38.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 58th in the country. Washington State ranks 192nd in rebounds allowed per game (36.9).