Washington Huskies vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 1/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Huskies vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Location: Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+9.5)
Kaiser Permanente Arena is the site where and the Stanford Cardinal (6-3) will play the Washington Huskies (1-7) on Thursday. Washington opens this game as 9.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 133.5.
Washington steps onto the court with a record of 1-7 this season. They are giving up possession 13.3 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.5 fouls per game. As a team, Washington is pulling in 32.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 74 dimes for the season, which is 285th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Huskies are connecting on 24.3% on 3-pointers (41 of 169) and 69.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 60.0 pts per contest (333rd in the country) while going 38.7% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Huskies are able to force 12.3 turnovers per game while drawing 17.0 fouls. They are giving up 31.7% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 214th in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.5). The Huskies defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.9% (204 of 499) and they surrender 43.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 253rd in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 128 relinquished on the campaign.
The Washington Huskies stepped onto the hardwood against the Arizona Wildcats and ended up losing by a score of 80-53 in their last contest. Washington ended the contest having earned a 31.3% field goal percentage (20 of 64) and knocked down 6 out of their 31 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Huskies knocked down 7 of their 11 shots for a percentage of 63.6%. Concerning grabbing boards, they collected 29 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 7 assists in this matchup while having 8 steals and 3 rejections. When it comes to defending, Washington allowed the other team to shoot 31.3% from the floor on 20 out of 64 shooting. Arizona doled out 14 assists and had 6 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Wildcats pulled down 45 boards (13 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Arizona finished 61.5% at the free throw line by making 16 of their 26 attempts. They also buried 6 out of their 17 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Quade Green is a player who was important in this game. He scored 23 points on 8 of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 37 minutes played and grabbed 2 boards. Green finished shooting 38.1% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in the game for the Huskies was Nate Pryor. He pulled down 2 boards and also accounted for 2 assists. He shot 50.0% from the field in the game by connecting on 2-of-4 (7 points). At the conclusion of this game, Pryor played for 25 minutes.
Stanford has a record of 6-3 on the season. As an offensive unit, the Cardinal are shooting 46.1% from the field, which has them ranked 119th in D-1. Stanford has totaled 646 points for the year (71.8 per contest) and they pull down 37.9 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.7 times per game (226th in the country) and they cough up possession 15.9 times per contest. The Cardinal are responsible for committing 17.6 personal fouls per contest while shooting 70.0% from the charity stripe. The Cardinal on defense are ranked 97th in the country in points per game surrendered with 66.2. They concede 12.6 dimes and 34.8 total boards per game, which has them ranked 157th and 161st in the country. The Stanford defense allows 33.2% on shots from distance (74 of 223) and their opponents are making 66.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 38.5% from the floor (31st in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Stanford Cardinal walked away with a victory by a final of 81-71 against the Oregon State Beavers. The Cardinal recorded 29 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for this game. They turned away 2 tries while getting 3 steals for the contest. The Beavers committed 24 fouls in this contest which got the Cardinal to the free throw line for a total of 30 shots. They were able to make 22 of those for a rate of 73.3%. Pertaining to shots from distance, Stanford made 3 out of their 13 tries (23.1%). In all, the Cardinal finished the game shooting 28 out of 54 from the field which gave them a rate of 51.9%. The Cardinal allowed the Beavers to bury 23 out of their 66 attempts from the floor which had them at 34.8% for the contest. They shot 32.4% from three-point range by hitting 11 out of 34 and finished the contest at 14 out of 17 from the charity stripe (82.4%). Regarding attacking the glass, Stanford allowed Oregon State to snag 28 in total (10 offensive).
Oscar Da Silva ended up being important for the Cardinal for the contest. He knocked down 11 out of 16 in the game for a field goal percentage of 68.8%, which gave him 31 points. Silva snagged 10 rebounds in his 35 minutes and had 4 assists in this contest. One more player that ended up playing a role for Stanford was Jaiden Delaire. He totaled 19 points in his 28 minutes on the court via 6 out of 11 shooting in the matchup. Delaire ended up shooting 54.5% from the floor and also earning 2 assists and 9 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+9.5)
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