NCAA hoops odds preview - Washington State vs. Stanford
Washington State Cougars vs Stanford Cardinal Odds
Washington State travels to Stanford on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 9-5 record with a victory over the Cardinal.
The Cardinal bring a 9-6 record (4-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-5 Cougars, who are 8-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Stanford go 5-5 so far and the Cougars go 4-5.
Bettors looking to back visiting Washington State before tip-off in this one found them as 8-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cardinal at No. 66 and the Cougars at No. 176 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-69 result in favor of the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Stanford has the nation's No. 142-rated offensive output, at 69.5 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 13 allowing on average 56.1 PPG. The Cardinal FG% has averaged 40.3% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.
Defensively, Washington State features the nation's No. 133-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Stanford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 221 nationally in scoring at home.
Washington State lost its last outing, a 68-63 result against Washington on January 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Mike Ladd scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 68-63 to Washington at Friel Court on Saturday).
Last time out for Stanford, they were a 68-60 loser as they battled UCLA on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Dwight Powell scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Cardinal to a win (they lost 68-60 to UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday).
Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing California are 4-6
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 8-2
After playing UCLA are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Cougars at Cardinal trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Stanford
Washington State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Stanford
Washington State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington State is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Stanford
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Stanford is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Washington State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Stanford's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington State
Stanford is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Washington State
Washington State at California, Saturday, January 12
Stanford home to Washington, Saturday, January 12