Washington State vs. Stanford - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stanford Cardinal (15-5) at Washington State Cougars (9-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Friel Court)
The Line: Washington State Cougars -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Washington State Cougars and the Stanford Cardinal face off on Saturday at Beasley Coliseum in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Washington State Cougars are 9-11 this season and they have lost their last four games. WSU is averaging 70.5 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.6 points and their opponents are shooting 46.5 percent. DaVonte Lacy leads the Cougars averaging 17.3 points per game. Josh Hawkinson is averaging 15.2 points and 10.8 rebounds, Ike Iroegbu is averaging 8.7 points, and Brett Boese is averaging 6.1 points. Washington State is 5-3 at home and 3-5 in Pac-12 games.
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The Stanford Cardinal are 15-5 this season and they have won five of heir last six games. Stanford is averaging 74.9 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Chasson Randle leads the Cardinal averaging 20.2 points per game. Anthony Brown is averaging 16.2 points and 7.3 rebounds, Stefan Nastic is averaging 14.2 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Rosco Allen is averaging 8.5 points. Stanford is 4-3 on the road and 6-2 in the Pac-12.
Washington State is 4-12 against the spread following a loss, 0-4 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games against a team with a winning road record. Stanford is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 15-5-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 6-2-1 against the spread following a win. The home team is 3-1-2 against the spread in the last six meetings of these two.
Washington State hasn’t done anything that has given me confidence they can cover here so my pick here is Stanford.