Washington State Cougars vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 1/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Washington State (+8.5)
Kaiser Permanente Arena is the site where and the Stanford Cardinal (7-3) will take on the Washington State Cougars (9-1) on Saturday. Stanford opens this game as 8.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 132.
Washington State heads into this one with a mark of 9-1 so far this year. They currently have an average of 70.3 points per contest (237th in the nation) while hitting 40.6% from the floor. The Cougars are connecting on 31.7% on three-point shots (71 of 224) and 67.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Washington State is snagging 43.6 boards per contest and has accumulated 115 dimes for the year, which is 183rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a team are committing 17.3 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Cougars are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers per game and they draw 21.8 fouls. They are surrendering 26.2% on three-point shots and they are 23rd in the country in points per game allowed (60.7). The Cougars are giving up a field goal percentage of 34.2% (214 of 625) and they relinquish 37.5 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 168th in college basketball in allowing assists with 110 surrendered for the season.
The Washington State Cougars faced off with the California Golden Bears and earned the victory with a final of 71-60 in their last contest. Washington State walked away from the contest having earned a 44.2% FG percentage (23 out of 52) and converted 7 of their 18 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Cougars converted 18 of 23 attempts for a rate of 78.3%. In reference to rebounding, they collected a total of 38 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 11 assists for the matchup while earning 5 steals and 3 blocks. Pertaining to defense, Washington State allowed the other team to shoot 44.2% from the floor on 23 out of 52 shooting. California earned 12 dimes and had 8 steals for the game. Moreover, the Golden Bears totaled 25 rebounds (6 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 3 rejections. California walked away from this one shooting 68.2% from the free throw line by converting 15 of 22 shots. They also converted 5 of their 21 attempts from long range.
Isaac Bonton is a guy who was important in this game. He accounted for 22 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He played 36 minutes played and pulled down 5 boards. Bonton finished the game at 63.6% from the field and also dished out 6 assists. One more player that came through in this matchup for the Cougars was Efe Abogidi. He snagged 9 rebounds and also totaled 2 assists. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 4-of-8 (12 points). When this game wrapped up, Abogidi saw the court for 27 minutes.
Stanford has a record of 7-3 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Cardinal are connecting on 46.8% from the field, which has them ranked 97th in the country. Stanford has scored 737 pts this year (73.7 per game) and they grab 38.8 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.4 times per game (191st in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 16.5 times per contest. The Cardinal commit 17.6 fouls every game and they connect on 70.9% from the free throw line. The Cardinal are ranked 107th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 67.1. The Stanford defense allows 32.4% on 3-point attempts (82 of 253) and their opposition makes 68.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 12.1 assists and 34.4 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 132nd and 142nd in the country. They are able to force 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 38.2% from the field (20th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Stanford Cardinal took home the win by a final score of 91-75 against the Washington Huskies. The Cardinal collected 32 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 in this game. They also blocked 3 attempts while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Huskies committed 18 fouls in the matchup which got the Cardinal to the charity stripe for a total of 20 shots. They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 80.0%. In terms of shots from downtown, Stanford converted 7 out of 17 attempts (41.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Cardinal went 34 out of 66 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.5%. The Cardinal allowed the Huskies to make 25 of their 70 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.7% for the game. They finished 26.7% from distance by shooting 8 of 30 and ended up going 17 of 21 at the free throw line (81.0%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Stanford allowed Washington to snag 27 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Jaiden Delaire ended up having an impact for the Cardinal for this game. He made 9 of 14 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 64.3%, which gave him 21 points. Delaire had 9 rebounds in his 24 mins played and had 2 assists for the contest. Someone else that was important for Stanford was Spencer Jones. He racked up 18 points in 33 minutes on the hardwood via 6 out of 9 shooting in the matchup. Jones ended the game having shot 66.7% from the field while earning 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington State (+8.5)
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