Stanford vs. Washington - 1/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Huskies (11-2) at Stanford Cardinal (9-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington Huskies and Stanford Cardinal play Sunday night at the Maples Pavilion.
The Washington Huskies have lost two straight and are playing their third true road game. On the season, Washington is averaging 71.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and are allowing 60.4 points on 34.6 percent shooting. Nigel Williams-Goss is averaging 14 points and 6.8 assists while Andrew Andrews is averaging 11.8 points and 4.4 rebounds. Robert Upshaw is the third player averaging double-digit points and Mike Anderson is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Washington Huskies are a long team that’s averaging 41.1 rebounds and 7.5 blocks per game. Offensively, Washington is 64.5 percent from the line and 31.9 percent from deep while the defense is forcing 11.6 turnovers per game and allowing 67 or less points in four of its last five games.
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The Stanford Cardinal have won five of their last six games and are playing their third ranked opponent. On the season, Stanford is averaging 72.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and is allowing 61.8 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Chasson Randle is averaging 18.4 points and 2.5 assists while Stefan Nastic is averaging 14.5 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 are a balanced team that also has length, as they’re averaging more than 37 rebounds per game. Offensively, Stanford is shooting 73.8 percent from the line and 38.5 percent from deep while the defense is forcing 12 turnovers per game and allowing no more than 58 points in four of their last six games.
The Huskies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Pacific-12 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Cardinal are 1-5-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Pacific-12 and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Huskies are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Stanford and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
Washington has been money against Stanford in the past and knows it needs a win here to avoid putting itself in an early hole. Not sure if the Huskies win, but I like the value of the points here.