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Stanford vs. Washington State - 1/12/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington State Cougars (9-6) at Stanford Cardinal (8-8)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)

The Line: Stanford Cardinal -8 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds

TV: Pac-12 Network

The Stanford Cardinal and the Washington State Cougars face off on Thursday in Pac-12 college basketball action.

The Stanford Cardinal are 8-8 this season and they have lost 5 of their last 6 games. Stanford is averaging 67.9 points per game and they are shooting 41.8 percent from the floor and 30.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 71.7 points and their opponents are shooting 44.7 percent. Reid Travis leads the Cardinal averaging 17.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Dorian Pickens is averaging 13.1 points for Stanford, Michael Humphrey is averaging 8.7 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Marcus Sheffield is averaging 7.1 points. Stanford is 5-3 at home this season and 0-4 in the Pac-12.

Stanford vs. Washington State - 1/12/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington State Cougars are 9-6 this season and they are coming off of a loss to Oregon that halted a 3-game winning streak. Washington State is averaging 71.8 points per game and they are shooting 46.3 percent from the floor and 34.3 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 73.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Josh Hawkinson leads the Cougars averaging 15.9 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Malachi Flynn is averaging 11.7 points for WSU, Ike Iroegbu is averaging 11 points, and Conor Clifford is averaging 9.9 points. Washington State is 1-0 on the road and 2-1 in Pac-12 games.

Stanford is 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games, 2-6 against the spread following a loss, and 1-6 against the spread against the Pac-12. Washington State is 9-20 against the spread in their last 29 games, 6-14 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 6-14 against the spread following a loss. The favorite is 4-1-2 against the spread in the last 7 meetings of these 2 teams.

This seems like way too many points to be laying with Stanford so Washington State is the play.

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Washington State Cougars +7.5

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