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Washington State Cougars home to Stanford Cardinal in NCAA Basketball betting action

Stanford CardinalWashington State Cougars
15-8February 15, 2014, 07:00 | Friel Court9-15

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Cardinal of Stanford hit the hard court against the Cougars of Washington State.

The Cougars bring a 9-15 record (9-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-8 Cardinal, who are 13-7-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Washington State go 10-10 so far and the Cardinal go 11-10.

View Stanford Cardinal vs Washington State Cougars Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -6-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 296-rated Cougars and the No. 101-ranked Cardinal, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Stanford lost its last outing, a 64-60 result against Washington on February 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Stanford suffered a 64-60 loss against Washington on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Dwight Powell in a losing effort at Alaska Airlines Arena.

Washington State was an 80-76 loser in their most recent outing at home against California. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. DaVonte Lacy was dynamite, scoring 39 points and adding 0 rebounds but California still won, 80-76, over Washington State on Wednesday at Friel Court.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cardinal is ranked No. 99 in NCAA hoops at 36.26 per game. Contrast that with Washington State’s No. 216 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Washington State is the No. 41-ranked team in the country at 7.71 per game, while Stanford rates No. 124 at 6.04 per game.

A few Cardinal at Cougars trends to consider:
Stanford is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Stanford is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Stanford's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Stanford's last 6 games on the road
Washington State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games
Washington State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Washington State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Stanford home to USC, Thursday, February 20th
Washington State at Oregon State, Thursday, February 20th