Looking to win big? The Cougars and Cardinal face off at 11:00 ET on PACN. The Cardinal are hosting the game at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 144.5 points, and the Cardinal are favored to win at home against the Cougars.

WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS VS STANFORD CARDINAL BETTING PICK

The Pick: Stanford Cardinal -3

This game will be played at Maples Pavilion at 11:00 ET on Thursday, January 18th.

WHY BET THE STANFORD CARDINAL:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Cardinal.
  • Not only will Stanford pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will Washington State Shock Everyone at Maples Pavilion?

Washington State enters this game as the underdog, as they have gone 2-3 in games where they are not favored this season. They are 12-5 overall, including a 3-3 record in Pac-12 play.

So far this season, the Cougars have gone 1-2 on the road, with an average scoring margin of -7.0 points per game. Their scoring margin is +12.1 points per game at home.

Washington State has an ATS record of 7-9-1 this season and they are 2-2-1 vs. the spread as the underdog. On the road, the Cougars are 1-1-1 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have gone 4-5-1.

So far this season, Washington State games have an over/under record of 7-10. The average over/under line in their games is 140.9 and today’s line of 144.5 is higher than that. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points.

In their previous game, the Cougars’ offense finished with 73 points, which is right in line with their current average of 74.7 points per contest. For the season, the Washington State offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 47%. So far, they have hit 53% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 6.2 made three’s per contest.

So far this season, the Washington State defense has been performing well, ranking 54th in the country at 66.0 points allowed per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.0 threes per game vs. Stanford. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.3%.

Will the Cardinal Defense Show Up at Home?

Stanford will be looking to extend its two-game home winning streak when it takes on Washington State. The Cardinal are 7-3 at home this season, and they have gone 4-1 in their last five games at home.

So far this season, Stanford has been favored in eight of its 16 games, going 5-3 in those matchups. Overall, the Cardinal are 9-7, including a 3-2 record in Pac-12 games.

When looking at Stanford’s ATS record this season, they are currently 8-6. At home, they have an ATS mark of 6-4. Over their last three home games, the Cardinal have gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

Stanford’s over/under record this season is 9-5 and the average scoring total in their games is 152.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (149.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 165 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.

In their previous game, the Cardinal’s offense finished with 79 points, which is right in line with their current average of 78.9 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is Maxime Raynaud, who holds an average of 13.9 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Mike Jones is averaging 11.8 points per game this season.

At present, the Cardinal’s defense is nationally ranked 232nd, allowing 75.4 points per game. So far, the Stanford defense is giving up an average of 8.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.1 times per game (584th).