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Stanford vs Washington Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 12th Betting Odds
Cardinal vs Huskies Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Stanford Cardinal at Washington Huskies
- Where: Seattle at Alaska Airlines Arena
- Date: Thursday, January 12th
- Betting Odds: Stanford +2, STAN +111 | WASH -136 O/U 136.0
Through 15 games, the Stanford Cardinal have an overall record of 5-10. So far, the Cardinal have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 0-5. For the season, Stanford has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 0-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cardinal being +2 point underdogs.
Stanford will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Spencer Jones who is averaging 12.36 points per game for the Cardinal. Jones is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Cardinal’s offensive game plan is the play of Mike Jones who has hit 40.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.07 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Stanford this season, as they are currently ranked 348th in college basketball at 66.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cardinal’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 262nd in the NCAA.
Washington will take the floor against the Cardinal with an overall record of 9-8. Currently, the Huskies have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 8-4. The Huskies’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2 points in their favor. For the season, Washington has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 7-2.
Keion Brooks Jr. comes into today’s game as the Huskies’ leading scorer at 16.13 points per contest. Not only has Jr. been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Washington’s top rebounder at 6.87 boards per contest. Behind Jr., the team has benefited from the strong play of Cole Bajema, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.41 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.2% of his shots and is adding 4.71 boards per game.
So far this season, the Washington offense has yet to find its footing. Coming into today’s game, the Huskies’ are ranked 287th at 68.5 points per game. The team’s inneficient outside shooting has been a problem for Washington, as they have hit just 30.3% of their 3-point shots. In terms of pace, the Huskies have played at a tempo near the NCAA average at 77.5 possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Stanford Cardinal +2
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Washington Huskies are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2. However, we anticipate Stanford putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Huskies as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Cardinal to cover.
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