Check out our free Stanford vs Washington State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Pullman. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Stanford vs Washington State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Cardinal vs Cougars Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Stanford Cardinal at Washington State Cougars
  • Where: Pullman at Friel Court
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Stanford +6.5, STAN +228 | WASHST -291 O/U 133.5

Cardinal Preview:

The Stanford Cardinal head into today’s game in what will be their 17th game of the season, posting a record of 5-11. So far, the Cardinal have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 0-6. For the season, Stanford has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 0-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cardinal being +6.5 point underdogs.

Stanford will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Spencer Jones who is averaging 12.33 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 38.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.88 points per game.

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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.

Cougars Preview:

The Washington State Cougars will be looking to pick up their 19th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. So far this season, Washington State has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-5. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Cougars as the -6.5 point favorites. The Cougars have been favored 11 times, going 7-4 straight up.

Important to the outcome of the game, is if TJ Bamba will be able to suit up for the Cougars’. Heading into play, Bamba leads the team at 15.06 points per game. So far, he has an effective field goal percentage of 50.0% while also adding 4.12 rebounds. Even if TJ Bamba ends up playing, Washington State will be counting on Mouhamed Gueye to continue his solid play for the team. Currently, Gueye is the Cougars’ second leading scorer at 14.0 points per game. So far, he has hit 49.8% of his field goal attempts.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Washington State this season, as they are currently ranked 175th in college basketball at 71.9 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 Cougars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.0%, placing them 256th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Washington State Cougars -6.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Washington State Cougars to pick up the win and cover the spread as -6.5 point betting favorites. Although Washington State as a team is just 383rd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Cardinal’s defense. At -6.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Cougars to come out on top and cover.

 


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