Washington State Cougars vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 2/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Location: Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA
The Stanford Cardinal (13-7) will try to defeat the Washington State Cougars (12-7) at Maples Pavilion on Thursday.
The Washington State Cougars faced Colorado and took home the win by a score of 70-43 in their last game. Washington State finished the game having earned a 49.1% field goal percentage (26 out of 53) and made 12 of their 28 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Cougars knocked down 6 of 9 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In reference to getting rebounds, they compiled 38 with 13 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 dimes in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and having 8 steals. With regard to defending, Washington State allowed their opponent to shoot 28.6% from the field on 16 of 56 shooting. Colorado recorded 8 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Colorado snagged 30 rebounds (14 offensive, 16 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Colorado shot 71.4% at the charity stripe by converting 5 of their 7 attempts. They converted 6 of 18 tries from distance. When talking about fouls, the Cougars walked away with 13 and Colorado accounted for 11 fouls.
Michael Flowers is a guy who was a major contributor in this game. He ended up scoring 16 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 27 mins played and grabbed 5 rebounds. He finished shooting 66.7% from the field and also distributed 5 assists.
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Washington State steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 12-7 on the season. They turn it over 12.2 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.7 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Washington State is pulling in 38.7 rebounds per game and has totaled 205 assists so far this year, which is 327th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Cougars are shooting 33.6% on three-point shots (168 of 500) and 74.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 73.8 pts per contest (125th in Division 1) while shooting 42.5% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Cougars are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They are ranked 16th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 186 conceded so far this season. The Cougars defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 39.3% (407 of 1,036) and they concede 32.7 boards per game as a team. They give up 30.6% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 29th in D-1 in points per game allowed (62.3).
The last time they took the court, the Stanford Cardinal got the victory with a final of 57-50 against California. The Cardinal were able to collect 28 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 32 for this contest. They coughed up the ball 6 times, while recording 5 steals in the game. California was called for 16 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Cardinal to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to make 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 70.6%. In the matter of shots from beyond the perimeter, Stanford buried 3 out of their 15 tries (20.0%). Overall, the Cardinal ended up going 21 for 50 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.0%. The Cardinal permitted California to bury 18 of their 51 tries from the floor which had them shooting 35.3% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 21.4% from beyond the arc by connecting on 3 out of 14 and finished the game at 11 of 12 from the charity stripe (91.7%). In reference to rebounds, Stanford allowed California to grab 28 overall (4 offensive).
Harrison Ingram ended up having an impact for the Cardinal for this game. He earned 12 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist for the game. He converted 4 out of 10 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and accumulated 4 rebounds.
Stanford has a mark of 13-7 this year. As an offensive unit, the Cardinal are connecting on 42.8% from the floor, which ranks 252nd in the nation. Stanford has scored 1,347 points for the year (67.4 per contest) and they average 37.6 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 13.0 times per game (193rd in the nation) and they are turning it over 15.5 times per game. The Cardinal have committed 18.0 personal fouls every game and they go 66.6% from the free throw line.
The Stanford defense allows 31.4% from downtown (147 of 468) and their opponents are making 69.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 11.8 assists and 29.9 boards per game, ranking them 114th and 13th in college hoops. The Cardinal on the defensive end are ranked 169th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 68.4. They are able to force 11.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.1% from the floor (256th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington State
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