Stanford Cardinal vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 2/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford (-5.5)
The Stanford Cardinal (14-8) go to Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum on Saturday where they'll take on the Washington State Cougars (13-10). Stanford opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The total opens at 134.
Stanford will play this contest with a record of 14-8 for the year. They turn it over 14.9 times per game and as a group they are committing 16.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Stanford is grabbing 34.4 boards per game and has tallied 272 assists for the year, which has them ranked 113th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Cardinal are shooting 31.1% on shots from beyond the arc (110 of 354) and 72.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 71.7 points per game (174th in the nation) while connecting on 47.4% from the field. Defensively, the Cardinal are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 257th in college basketball in allowing assists with 269 surrendered this season. The Cardinal defense is giving up a FG percentage of 40.7% (531 of 1,305) and they concede 32.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They give up 32.9% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 112th in college hoops in points per game allowed (68.0).
The Stanford Cardinal faced the Washington Huskies and earned the victory with a final of 79-61 in their last contest. Stanford finished the game with a 57.4% FG percentage (31 out of 54) and converted 3 of their 12 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Cardinal buried 14 of 20 attempts for a rate of 70.0%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 25 with 3 of them being offensive. They also dished out 13 dimes for the matchup while having 10 steals and 4 blocks. In regard to defense, Stanford allowed 57.4% from the field on 31 out of 54 shooting. Washington earned 8 assists and had 6 steals for this game. In addition, the Huskies collected 26 boards (6 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Washington finished the contest at 100.0% at the charity stripe by burying 1 of 1 attempts. They converted 8 of their 25 tries from three-point range.
Oscar Da Silva is one guy who came through in the game. He accumulated 18 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 31 minutes played and also pulled down 6 rebounds. Silva shot 66.7% from the field and also earned 2 assists. One more player that was a factor in this contest for the Cardinal was Jaiden Delaire. He collected 2 rebounds and also accumulated 2 dimes. He went 54.5% from the field for this game by connecting on 6-of-11 (15 points). In all, Delaire was on the hardwood for 22 minutes.
Washington State has a record of 13-10 so far this season. The Cougars are committing 18.6 personal fouls per contest and they hit 70.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.2 times per contest (256th in college hoops) and they lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per game. Washington State has earned 1,582 points so far this season (68.8 per game) and they pull down 37.6 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Cougars are connecting on 41.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 288th in the nation. The Cougars defensively are ranked 82nd in college hoops in points given up per game with 66.7. They have relinquished 12.9 assists and 34.4 boards every game, which ranks 167th and 152nd in the nation. The Washington State defense concedes 31.4% from downtown (141 of 449) and their opponents are knocking down 71.6% of their foul shots. They are able to force 12.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.6% from the floor (47th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Washington State Cougars took home the win by a final score of 82-51 against the California Golden Bears. The Cougars were able to pull down 25 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 35 for this contest. They blocked 4 shots while getting 6 steals for the contest. The Golden Bears had 18 fouls in the game which took the Cougars to the charity stripe for 15 attempts. They were able to convert 10 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 66.7%. With respect to shots from beyond the arc, Washington State made 12 of 23 tries (52.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Cougars finished the game shooting 30 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.7%. The Cougars allowed the Golden Bears to convert 18 of their 50 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 36.0% in the matchup. They finished 29.4% from 3-point land by shooting 5 of 17 and finished the game at 10 of 17 from the free throw line (58.8%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Washington State permitted California to pull down 22 in total (5 offensive).
Noah Williams ended up being a major contributor for the Cougars for the contest. He converted 12 of 20 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, which got him 32 points. Williams snagged 9 rebounds in his 31 minutes played and earned 7 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Washington State was Andrej Jakimovski. He was able to score 11 points in 31 minutes played by going 4 of 10 from the floor for the contest. Jakimovski wrapped this one up going 40.0% from the floor while contributing 9 assists and 7 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington State (+5.5) and over 134 points
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