Washington State Cougars vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 2/23/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Location: Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA
Maples Pavilion is the location where the Stanford Cardinal (11-16) will meet the Washington State Cougars (13-15) on Thursday.
The Washington State Cougars faced off with Oregon and earned the victory with a final of 68-65 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Cougars walked away with 11 and Oregon recorded 12 personal fouls. They buried 6 out of their 18 tries from 3-point land. Oregon finished the contest at 71.4% when shooting free throws by knocking down 5 of 7 attempts. Furthermore, Oregon totaled 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't have a block. Oregon distributed 8 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. In the matter of defense, Washington State allowed the other team to go 49.1% from the field on 27 of 55 shooting. They also doled out 10 dimes for the contest as well as forcing 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With regard to pulling down boards, they compiled 29 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cougars knocked down 5 of their 9 tries for a percentage of 55.6%. Washington State finished the contest having earned a 42.9% FG percentage (27 out of 63) and converted 9 out of their 23 three-point attempts.
Mouhamed Gueye is a guy who was a major factor in this matchup. He walked away from this one shooting 53.3% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. He played for 39 minutes and totaled 12 boards. He ended up with 18 points on 8 of 15 shooting.
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Washington State enters this game with a win-loss record of 13-15 for the season. They turn the ball over 12.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 15.9 personal fouls every game. As a team, Washington State is collecting 34.7 boards per game and has accounted for 327 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 292nd in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Cougars are shooting 36.3% on 3-pointers (246 of 677) and 70.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 67.4 points per contest (288th in the nation) while shooting 42.1% from the field.
On defense, the Cougars are forcing 11.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.8 personal fouls. They rank 94th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 321 relinquished so far this year. The Cougars are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.8% (686 of 1,531) and they concede 32.1 boards per game as a team. They are giving up 31.6% on 3-point attempts and they rank 55th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (65.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Stanford Cardinal went home defeated by a final of 85-75 against USC. The Cardinal snagged 23 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in the matchup. They also coughed it up 11 times, while getting 7 steals for the contest. USC was called for 14 fouls in the game which got the Cardinal to the charity stripe for 15 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a rate of 73.3%. In relation to 3-pointers, Stanford made 8 of 20 attempts (40.0%). Overall, the Cardinal finished shooting 28 out of 61 from the field which had them shooting 45.9%. The Cardinal allowed USC to bury 29 of 59 tries from the field which had them shooting 49.2% in this contest. They shot 52.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 13 of 25 and finished the contest at 14 out of 16 from the free throw line (87.5%). Concerning team rebounding, Stanford allowed USC to grab 27 in all (4 on the offensive glass).
Michael Jones ended up being important for the Cardinal for the game. He tallied 14 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the contest. He knocked down 5 out of 7 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 71.4%, and had 4 rebounds.
Stanford has a mark of 11-16 for the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Cardinal are shooting 44.6% from the field, which is ranked 187th in college hoops. Stanford has accumulated 1,869 pts this year (69.2 per game) and they grab 35.0 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 14.0 times per game (119th in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.9 times per game. The Cardinal have committed 16.7 personal fouls per contest and they hit 70.0% from the free throw line.
The Stanford defense surrenders 35.5% from downtown (217 of 611) and their opponents are making 72.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 12.5 dimes and 31.3 total boards per game, which is 169th and 40th in college hoops. The Cardinal are ranked 122nd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 67.8. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.1% from the field (218th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington State
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