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Washington State vs. Stanford - 1/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Stanford at Washington State
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 3:00 PM (EST)
Location
Friel Court
Pullman, Washington
The Line
The Line: Washington State -1 -- Over/Under: 156
TV Channel
PAC12
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The Stanford Cardinal and Washington State Cougars meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Friel Court.

The Stanford Cardinal could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Stanford Cardinal are averaging 73.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting. KZ Okpala is averaging 17.7 points and 6.6 rebounds while Daejon Davis is averaging 12.2 points and 4.4 assists. Cormac Ryan is the third double-digit scorer and Oscar da Silva is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Stanford Cardinal are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. The Stanford Cardinal are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Stanford Cardinal have lost their last six road games.

The Washington State Cougars could also use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Washington State Cougars are averaging 79.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 78.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Robert Franks is averaging 22.1 points and 2.9 assists while CJ Elleby is averaging 16 points and 7.1 rebounds. Carter Skaggs is grabbing 2.1 rebounds and Ahmed Ali is dishing 2.9 assists. The Washington State Cougars are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington State Cougars are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Washington State Cougars have won eight of their last nine home games.

The  Cardinal are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cougars are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cardinal are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Washington St and 6-2-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 20-8 in Cougars last 28 overall. The over is 7-1 in Cardinal last 8 overall.

The Washington State Cougars are coming off one of their better showings of the season in which they lit the Cal Golden Bears on fire, and it certainly helps to have Robert Franks back on the court. Despite their struggles overall, Washington State has been highly consistent at home where they've won eight of their last nine and are winning by an average of 17.6 points while shooting 49.9 percent from the field. The Washington State Cougars are also 7-1 ATS at home this season. Take in the struggles on the road for the Stanford Cardinal, and you have to like the home team in this toss-up contest. 

Pick:
Washington State -1

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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