Looking to win big? The Cardinal and Cougars face off at 9:00 ET on PACN. The Cougars are hosting the game at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 140.5 points, and Washington State is favored by -8.5 to win at home against Stanford.


The Pick: Stanford Cardinal +8.5

This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena at 9:00 ET on Thursday, March 14th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Even though we have Washington State winning straight-up, we like Stanford at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Do the Cardinal Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

Stanford enters this game as an underdog, as they have been in 13 of their 30 games this season. They have gone 4-9 in those games. On the road, the Cardinal have gone 4-8 this season, and their average scoring margin is -4.6 points per game.

Most recently, Stanford defeated California by a score of 80-58. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 4-6, and their record this season is 13-17.

Stanford has an ATS record of 14-14-1 this season and an ATS mark of 6-5-1 on the road. As the underdog, the Cardinal are 7-5-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last three games as the underdog, Stanford has gone 1-2 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Stanford games is 16-13 and today’s line of 140.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (150.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

The Stanford offense is coming off a game in which they scored 80 points vs. California. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.4% while connecting on 12 threes. Maxime Raynaud led the team in scoring, putting up 20 points. Additionally, Kanaan Carlyle contributed 12 points for the Cardinal.

At this time, the Cardinal’s defense is positioned 278th in the country, permitting 76.4 points per game. So far, the Stanford defense is giving up an average of 8.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.2 times per game (639th).

Are Washington State Ready for a Home Win?

Washington State is 16-4 at home this season, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at home. The Cougars have been favored in 22 of their 31 games, and they have a record of 17-5 in those games. Overall, Washington State is 23-8 this season.

Coming off a six-point loss to Washington, the Cougars will look to bounce back against Stanford. Washington State has gone 4-1 in their last five games at home.

At home this season, Washington State has gone 10-10 vs. the spread and 6-4 in their last 10 games as the favorite. Overall, the Cougars have an ATS mark of 16-14-1 this year.

On the season, the over/under record for Washington State games is 14-17. So far, the average point total in their games is 142.2, which is just 0.7 points different than the average over/under line of 141.5. Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is lower than the average scoring total in their last three games (143 points).

In their recent matchup, the Washington State offense ended with 68 points against Washington. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 39.4% and made 4 threes. Isaac Jones was the leading scorer for the Cougars, putting up 20 points. In addition, Isaiah Watts contributed 15 points.

In the current season, the Washington State defense has excelled, sitting 57th in the nation by allowing 67.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.8 threes per game vs. Stanford. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.1%.