Stanford Cardinal vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
TV: Youtube TV
The Stanford Cardinal (5-10) are hitting the road to Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum on Saturday where they will compete against the Washington State Cougars (7-10).
The Stanford Cardinal took the court against California and took a loss by a final of 92-70 in their last contest. Stanford walked away from the contest having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (28 out of 56) and made 7 out of their 23 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Cardinal made 7 of their 11 attempts for a percentage of 63.6%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned a total of 25 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 13 assists for this contest while forcing 8 turnovers and having 3 steals. In regard to defense, Stanford allowed 59.3% from the field on 32 out of 54 shooting. California earned 21 assists and had 4 steals in this game. Moreover, California snagged 24 boards (9 offensive, 15 defensive), but didn't have a block. California finished the game shooting 75.0% when shooting free throws by making 12 of 16 attempts. They buried 16 of their 22 shots from beyond the perimeter. Concerning fouls, the Cardinal ended up walking away with 15 while California accumulated 15 fouls.
Michael Jones is a player who played a role in this matchup. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and also earned 3 assists. He saw the court for 30 minutes and snagged 3 boards. He ended up with 14 points on 5 of 10 shooting.
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Stanford enters this matchup with a record of 5-10 this season. They are giving up possession 13.7 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, Stanford is collecting 34.0 boards per game and has 199 assists on the season, which is 271st in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Cardinal are hitting 30.8% from downtown (106 of 344) and 71.6% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 68.3 pts per contest (277th in the country) while hitting 43.9% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Cardinal have forced 13.7 turnovers per game and they draw 17.1 fouls. They are conceding 34.7% on shots from distance while they are 119th in the country in points per game allowed (66.7). The Cardinal defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.8% (363 of 810) and they surrender 31.4 boards per contest as a squad. They are ranked 111th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 189 relinquished for the year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Washington State Cougars went home victorious with a score of 74-61 when they played Arizona. With respect to rebounding, Washington State allowed Arizona to get 40 in total (16 offensive). They finished shooting 16.0% from 3-point land by shooting 4 out of 25 and ended up going 17 out of 28 at the free throw line (60.7%). The Cougars permitted Arizona to make 20 out of 63 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.7% for the matchup. In all, the Cougars finished 25 for 64 from the field which had them shooting 39.1%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, Washington State converted 12 out of 28 attempts (42.9%). They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. Arizona had 16 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Cougars to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while getting 3 steals in this game. The Cougars were able to pull down 27 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 41 for this game.
Mouhamed Gueye was important for the Cougars in the matchup. He made 10 out of 22 for the matchup giving him a rate of 45.5%, and had 14 rebounds. He totaled 24 points in his 37 mins on the court and accumulated 3 dimes in this matchup.
Washington State has a win-loss mark of 7-10 for the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Cougars are hitting on 43.6% from the floor, which ranks them 236th in college basketball. Washington State has totaled 1,185 pts on the season (69.7 per contest) and they snag 35.4 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 11.7 times per game (300th in college hoops) and they lose possession via turnover 13.2 times per game. The Cougars are responsible for committing 16.7 fouls every game and they shoot 72.9% from the free throw line.
The Washington State defense allows 29.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (85 of 287) and opponents are knocking down 67.3% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 11.6 assists and 31.2 boards per game, which ranks 114th and 35th in the country. The Cougars are ranked 100th in D-1 in points given up per game with 66.1. They are able to force 10.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the field (275th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington State
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