Washington vs Washington State Basketball Picks 2-3-24

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The Washington State Cougars and the Washington Huskies meet in college basketball action from Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday. Who comes out on top in this in-state rivalry matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Washington State vs. Washington Prediction.

Washington State Team Preview

The Washington State Cougars come into this one looking to build on back-to-back wins after a 78-69 win over Colorado State last time out. Isaac Jones leads the Cougars in scoring and rebounding with team-highs of 15.6 PPG and 7.8 RPG while Myles Rice has 15.6 PPG with 2.5 RPG and a team-high 3.6 APG. Andrej Jakimovski has 10.4 PPG with 5.8 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Washington State up to this point in the year while Jaylen Wells has 9.9 PPG with 4.8 RPG. As a team, Washington State is averaging 75.8 PPG, 47.5% shooting from the field, 34.2% from three and 69.2% from the foul line this season.

Washington Team Preview

The Washington Huskies come into this one looking to build on a 98-73 win over Utah last time out. Keion Brooks leads the Huskies in scoring and rebounding with 20.6 PPG and 7 RPG while Sahvir Wheeler has 15.4 PPG with 3.3 RPG and a team-high 6 APG to lead the Huskies in assists this season. Moses Wood has 11.9 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for the Huskies so far this season. Paul Mulcahy also has 3.5 APG as well on the year. As a team, Washington is averaging 81.1 PPG on 47.2% shooting from the field, 34.6% from three and 72.3% from the foul line this season.

Washington State vs. Washington Prediction

I’m backing Washington State here. The Cougars are playing the much better basketball right now and while Washington’s played their best basketball at home this season, the Huskies have found creative ways to drop games all year long. These rivalry games can be cagey but I think the Cougars find a way to stick it to the Huskies on the road here. Give me the Cougars in this one.

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