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College Basketball Matchup - Washington State Cougars Stanford Cardinal Odds Preview

Stanford CardinalWashington State Cougars
Jan 19, 10:05 PM | Friel Court

Stanford Cardinal vs Washington State Cougars Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Washington State vs Stanford battle Thursday at Friel Court as the Cougars look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Cougars bring a 9-8 record (6-8-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-3 Cardinal, who are 9-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Washington State go 6-9 so far and the Cardinal go 9-6.

View Stanford vs Washington State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Stanford before tip-off in this one will find them as 1-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Cougars, most recently No. 144 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cardinal, who rate No. 53 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-73 victory for the Cardinal.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington State's No. 129-ranked offense, averaging 70.8 PPG, against a Cardinal defense that ranks No. 43 at 61 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 47.3% so far, more than the Cardinal marksmen have achieved on the year, 46% per game.

Defensively, Stanford features the nation's No. 135-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Washington State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 157 nationally in scoring at home.

Stanford was an 84-64 winner in its last match at home against Colorado. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Stanford cruised to victory on Saturday, running Colorado out of the gym and running up an 84-64 score at Maples Pavilion.

Washington State lost its last outing, a 75-65 result against Washington on January 15. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Washington State got 18 points from Faisal Aden but lost anyway, 75-65, to Washington on Sunday at Alaska Airlines Arena.

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 9-1
After playing Colorado are 2-0
After a win are 7-3

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing California are 4-6
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cardinal at Cougars trends to consider:
Stanford is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Washington State
Washington State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State's last 6 games when playing Stanford
Washington State is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Stanford

Next up:
Stanford at Washington, Saturday, January 21
Washington State home to California, Saturday, January 21