Stanford Cardinal vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 2/18/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Washington Huskies
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford (-9)
Alaska Airlines Arena is the venue where and the Washington Huskies (4-16) will play the Stanford Cardinal (13-8) on Thursday. Stanford opens this matchup as 9-point favorites. The over/under opens at 143.
Stanford enters this one with a mark of 13-8 on the campaign. They are averaging 71.3 points per outing (185th in D-1) while connecting on 46.9% from the field. The Cardinal are connecting on 31.3% from downtown (107 of 342) and 72.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Stanford is snagging 34.8 boards per game and is sitting with 259 dimes this year, which ranks 126th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 15.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.0 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Cardinal are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game and they draw 19.6 fouls. They rank 248th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 261 surrendered so far this season. The Cardinal defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.6% (505 of 1,243) and they surrender 32.9 rebounds per contest as a unit. They relinquish 32.9% on three-point shots and they rank 123rd in college basketball in points per game allowed (68.3).
The Stanford Cardinal took the court against the Utah Utes and earned the victory with a final of 73-66 in their last game. Stanford ended with a 54.4% FG percentage (31 out of 57) and converted 8 of 18 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cardinal converted 3 of their 9 shots for a percentage of 33.3%. With regard to hauling in boards, they earned 28 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 19 dimes for the game in addition to earning 8 steals and 2 blocked shots. In relation to defense, Stanford allowed 54.4% from the field on 31 of 57 shooting. Utah dished out 9 assists and had 5 steals for the game. Additionally, the Utes grabbed 30 boards (6 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Utah shot 77.8% at the free throw line by making 14 of 18 tries. They buried 6 of 23 attempts from long range.
Spencer Jones is a player who came through for this game. He was able to score 17 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 22 mins and also pulled down 2 rebounds. Jones shot 54.5% from the field and also earned 2 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Cardinal was Oscar Da Silva. He totaled 2 rebounds and totaled 2 assists. He finished the game at 66.7% from the field for this game by shooting 6-of-9 (13 points). When all was said and done, Silva played 26 minutes.
Washington has a mark of 4-16 this year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Huskies are shooting 41.7% from the floor, which is ranked 292nd in Division 1. Washington has 1,331 points for the year (66.6 per game) and they average 30.4 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 10.5 times per game (329th in D-1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per game. The Huskies commit 17.7 fouls per game and they shoot 72.2% from the charity stripe. The Huskies on defense are ranked 302nd in D-1 in PPG given up with 76.6. The Washington defense allows 34.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (139 of 400) and opponents are converting on 70.9% of their foul shots. They give up 16.5 dimes and 39.7 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 327th and 328th in college hoops. They are able to force 12.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.2% from the field (250th in Division 1).
The last time they took the court, the Washington Huskies went home victorious with a score of 65-63 against the Washington State Cougars. The Huskies snagged 18 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 23 for the contest. They blocked 3 tries while recording 8 steals for the contest. The Cougars committed 18 personal fouls for this contest which got the Huskies to the charity stripe for 14 attempts. They were able to convert 8 of the free throw tries for a rate of 57.1%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Washington converted 7 out of 20 attempts (35.0%). When the game finished, the Huskies ended up going 25 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.7%. The Huskies allowed the Cougars to convert 20 of their 49 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.8% in this game. They finished shooting 28.6% from three-point range by going 6 of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 18 at the charity stripe (94.4%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Washington permitted Washington State to snag 36 in total (7 offensive).
Marcus Tsohonis pitched in for the Huskies in this matchup. He made 13 out of 20 in this game giving him a rate of 65.0%, which had him sitting at 29 points. Tsohonis collected 4 boards in his 38 mins played and added 3 dimes in the matchup. One more player that was important for Washington was Erik Stevenson. He ended up with 18 points in 39 minutes on the hardwood via 7 of 16 shooting in this contest. Stevenson ended the game having shot 43.8% from the floor while also earning 7 assists and 7 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Stanford (-9)
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