Stanford vs. Washington State - 1/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington State Cougars (6-6) at Stanford Cardinal (8-3)
College Basketball: Friday, January 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Washington State Cougars and Stanford Cardinal play Friday afternoon at the Maples Pavilion.
The Washington State Cougars have split their last six games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, Washington State is averaging 71.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and is allowing 73.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting. DaVonte Lacy is averaging 17.3 points on 40 percent shooting and Josh Hawkinson is averaging 15.7 points and 10.5 rebounds. Ny Redding is producing 4.3 assists and Ike Iroegbu is shooting 48.8 percent from the field. The Washington State Cougars are an offensive team that has five players averaging at least six points while they’re shooting 73.8 percent from the free throw line and 34.2 percent from beyond the arc. However, defensively, Washington State is allowing teams to shoot 38.3 percent from deep and has allowed 76 or more points in five of its last six games.
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The Stanford Cardinal have won four of their last five games and look to remain unbeaten at home. On the season, Stanford is averaging 73 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 62.4 points on 41 percent shooting. Chasson Randle is averaging 18.5 points and 2.6 assists while Stefan Nastic is averaging 14.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. Anthony Brown is the third player averaging double-digit points and Reid Travis is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Stanford Cardinal have three players averaging at least 14 points while they’re shooting 74 percent from the free throw line and 39.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Stanford is allowing 35.3 percent shooting from downtown and is forcing 12.3 turnovers per game.
The Cougars are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Pacific-12 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cardinal are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Pacific-12 and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Friday games. The Cougars are 2-7-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Stanford and 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
Stanford has proven itself to be a legit Pac-12 contender while Washington State still has work to do and has already taken some bad losses. Give me the Cardinal and the chalk.