Washington Huskies vs. Stanford Cardinal - 3/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stanford Cardinal (15-14) at Washington Huskies (17-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MGM Grand)
The Line: Washington Huskies -2 -- Over/Under: 151 See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The Stanford Cardinal will play the Washington Huskies in the first round of the PAC-12 Tournament.
The Washington Huskies are 17-13 (9-9) and are the #8 seed in the PAC-12 tournament. Washington finished the regular season by losing 2 of their last 3 games and is coming off of a win against Washington State by a score of 99-91. Washington defeated Stanford by a score of 64-53 in these two teams only meeting of the regular season. Washington is averaging 83.3 points per game while giving up 80.1 points per game. Washington is also averaging 39.9 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game. Andrew Andrews is averaging 21.2 points per game and 4.7 assists per game for Washington. Dejounte Murray is averaging 15.3 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Huskies. Washington is shooting 72.4% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 42.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Stanford Cardinal are 15-14 (8-10) and are the #9 seed in the PAC-12 tournament. Stanford finished the regular season by losing their last 2 games and is coming off of a loss to Arizona by a score of 94-62. Stanford is averaging 69.7 points per game while giving up 69.7 points per game. Stanford is also averaging 34 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game. Rosco Allen is averaging 15.7 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for Stanford. Dorian Pickens is averaging 12.2 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game for the Cardinal. Stanford is shooting 68.7% on free throws, 32.7% on three-pointers, and 42.7% on all field goal attempts.
Stanford is 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record. The under is 4-0 in Stanford’s last 4 neutral site games. Washington is 4-1 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. Washington is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss. The under is 7-0 in Washington’s last 7 neutral site games. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
This should be a good game between two average teams in the PAC-12. Washington is the much better offensive team in this matchup, but also plays bad defense. Stanford is a much better defensive team, while Washington has the rebounding advantage. I like Washington to use their high-powered offense to advance.