UW Huskies (10-6) vs WSU Cougars (9-7)
I am seriously getting tired about writing about the Huskies inconsistency. With their high powered offense and plethora of talent they have as good as shot as anybody to win the PAC 12 but there is something holding this squad back.
Sunday January 15
Alaska Airlines Arena
Moneyline: No money line currently listed.
Spread: Washington -8.5
I hate to put it out there but it might be guard Abdul Gaddy.
The former 5 star recruit has done little since arriving on campus. Case in point: In their recent 8 point win over Seattle (I know) he played 37 minutes and didn’t make a shot from the field….against Seattle.
Meanwhile, frosh guard Tony Wroten again led the way with 24 points, although he wasn’t very efficient in doing so.
I wish the game was on TV outside of the Seattle zip code because I imagine was a pretty ragged affair. I did manage to see the highlights though.
The Huskies probably would have lost if they hadn’t gotten to the line a whopping 59 times. I am sure some of them were intentional but the Redhawks had an amazing 5 players foul out of the contest.
Against Washington State the Huskies will have to play it a little tighter to avoid another humbling defeat.
The Washington State Cougars lost both games on their road trip last weekend.
Losing at Colorado wasn’t that bad but losing at Utah in overtime as a 12 point favourite has to sting.
Now they travel to play the Huskies, a team that is equally desperate to make something of their season from this point forward.
Washington State has a couple of nice players but this is not a very good team…especially not on the road where there best win is at Portland back in November.
The last time these two teams met was in the conference tournament last March.
Washington needed a strong second half to overcome a 43 point night by now departed to the NBA guard Klay Thompson.
To give you an idea of how much things have changed for WSU forward Brock Motum had 3 just of their 87 points in that contest, he is their leading scorer now.
They are going to need him to be really good on Sunday to push the Huskies like that again.
Guard Faisal Aden, who scored 17, will also be key.
On the weekend he had just two assists total in the two losses.
That is pretty poor for your point guard…against anybody.
Spread Pick: Washington -8.5
O/U Pick: Over
Score Prediction: Washington 85 – Washington State 72