Washington vs. Stanford - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stanford Cardinal (14-5) at Washington Huskies (14-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)
The Line: Washington Huskies +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington Huskies and the Stanford Cardinal face off on Wednesday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Washington Huskies are 14-5 this season and are coming off of a loss to Utah that ended a three game winning streak. UW is averaging 69 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.1 points and their opponents are shooting 36.5 percent. Nigel Williams-Goss leads the Huskies averaging 14.3 points and 6.2 assists per game. Andrew Andrews is averaging 12.9 points, Robert Upshaw is averaging 10.9 points and 8.2 assists but he is out for this one, and Shawn Kemp Jr. is averaging 9.7 points. Washington is 7-2 at home and 3-4 in the Pac-12.
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The Stanford Cardinal is 14-5 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Stanford is averaging 74.4 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Chasson Randle leads the Cardinal averaging 20.2 points per game. Anthony Brown is averaging 15.8 points and 7.3 rebounds, Stefan Nastic is averaging 14 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Rosco Allen is averaging 8.8 points. Stanford is 3-3 on the road and 5-2 in the Pac-12.
Washington is 3-7 against the spread against the Pac-12, 1-4 against the spread following a loss, and 4-1-1 against the spread following a loss by 20 or more points. Stanford is 5-2-1 against the spread following a win, 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 games, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against a team with a winning percentage over .600. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
With Upshaw out I don’t see the Huskies having enough here so my play is Stanford.