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Washington vs. Stanford - 1/17/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Stanford at Washington
Date & Time Thursday January 17, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Alaska Airlines Arena
Seattle, WA
The Line
Washington Huskies -10 -- Over/Under: 139.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The Stanford Cardinal will travel to Alaska Airlines Arena to take on the Washington Huskies this Thursday night in College Basketball action.

The Stanford Cardinal snapped their 3-game losing streak and improved to 8-8 (1-3 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils, 85-71, this past Saturday. Stanford led by a 40-38 margin at halftime and was able to pull away for victory in the 2nd half after a 9-0 Cardinal run gave Stanford a 73-54 lead with 4:40 left in regulation. Stanford shot 53.3% from the field & 39.1% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Cardinal was Oscar da Silva who had a double-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assits, 2 blocks, and a steal.

On the season, Stanford is averaging 73.1 ppg on 45.1% shooting from the field. The Cardinal are averaging 7.3 three-pointers per game on 33.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Stanford has been led by KZ Okpala (17.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.0 spg), Daejon Davis (12.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.5 spg), Cormac Ryan (10.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 spg), and Oscar da Silva (9.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 bpg).

Defensively, Stanford is allowing their opponents to average 73.6 ppg on 43.6% shooting from the field. The Cardinal have a rebound margin of -1.4 and a turnover margin of -2.5.

The Washington Huskies won their 5th straight game and improved to 12-4 (3-0 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the Colorado Buffaloes, 77-70, this past Saturday night. Washington, behind a strong offensive performance, led throughout the game and was able to pull away late after taking a 75-67 lead with 2:52 left in regulation. Washington shot 55.1% from the field & 45.0% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Huskies was Jaylen Nowell who had 19 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assits, and 4 steals.

On the season, Washington is averaging 72.3 ppg on 45.6% shooting from the field. The Huskies are averaging 7.1 three-pointers per game on 33.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Washington has been led by Jaylen Nowell (16.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.2 spg), Noah Dickerson (13.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.1 spg), David Crisp (11.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.1 spg), and Matisse Thybulle (9.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.6 spg, 2.3 bpg).

Defensively, Washington is holding their opponents to an average of 65.9 ppg on 39.6% shooting from the field. The Huskies have a rebound margin of 0.2 and a turnover margin of 1.6.

The Cardinal are 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 games following a straight up win, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Huskies are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall, however, are just 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.

Stanford has lost 4 of their last 6 games and has been nothing more than average on both ends of the court this season as they rank just T-197th in scoring offense & 239th in scoring defense. Washington has won 6 of their last 7 games and have been outstanding on the defensive end this season as they rank 42nd in scoring defense, 25th in defensive FG%, and 2nd in blocks per game.

Stanford has shown flashes of being able to be a competitive team after their recent win agianst Arizona State and their OT loss at Kansas earlier this season, however, the Cardinal have really struggled at times this season and currently are just 1-5 on the road this season. Washington is arguably the best team in the Pac-12 this season and between the fact that they are undefeated at home and their defense should give Stanford a bunch of trouble, I’m taking the Huskies to cover this double-digit home spread.

Pick:
Washington Huskies -10

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