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Stanford Cardinal vs Washington State Cougars Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Washington State Cougars Stanford Cardinal
8-8 January 15, 2014, 10:00 | Maples Pavilion 10-5



The Stanford Cardinal will try to cover the spread at Maples Pavilion on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Washington State Cougars in NCAA basketball action.

Supporters of the Cougars have watched them go 8-8 and 6-6 ATS on the year, while the Cardinal are at 10-5 and 7-5-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cardinal are 6-7, while the Cougars have a 5-7 mark.

View Washington State Cougars vs Stanford Cardinal Odds and Stats.

The Cardinal were listed as -11-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cardinal at No. 138 and the Cougars at No. 126 heading into this contest.

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Washington State was a 49-46 winner in their most recent outing at home against Utah. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Washington State earned a 49-46 victory over Utah on Sunday, getting 14 points from Que Johnson at Friel Court.

Stanford was an 82-80 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Oregon. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Stanford earned an 82-80 victory over Oregon on Sunday, getting 24 points from Anthony Brown at Matthew Knight Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cougars is ranked No. 173 in NCAA hoops at 34.88 per game. Contrast that with Stanford’s No. 131 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Stanford is the No. 126-ranked team in the country at 6.13 per game, while Washington State rates No. 57 at 7.44 per game.

Next up:
Washington State at California, Saturday, January 18th
Stanford at Washington, Saturday, January 18th