BYU vs. Stanford - 12/20/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stanford Cardinal (6-2) at BYU Cougars (8-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00 pm (Marriott Center)
The Line: BYU Cougars -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The BYU Cougars and the Stanford Cardinal face off on Saturday at the Marriott Center in college basketball action.
The BYU Cougars are 7-3 this season winning four of their last five games. BYU is averaging 91.2 points and they are shooting 47.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Tyler Haws leads the Cougars averaging 24.3 points per game. Chase Fisher is averaging 14 points, Anson Winder is averaging 13.8 points, and Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 13.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 5.7 assists. BYU is the highest scoring team in the nation.
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The Stanford Cardinal are 6-2 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Stanford is averaging 72.3 points and they are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Chasson Randle leads he Cardinal averaging 18.2 points. Stefan Nastic is averaging 14.5 points and 7.0 rebounds, Anthony Brown is averaging 13.4 points and 7.4 rebounds, and Rosco Allen is averaging 7.8 points. Stanford has lost their only road game this year.
BYU is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games, 3-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven Saturday games. Stanford is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 1-5 against the spread following a win, and 0-3-1 against the spread against the WCC.
BYU struggles when they are called to step it up in competition and I see that being the case again here.