Washington Huskies vs. Stanford Cardinal
The Washington Huskies and the Stanford Cardinal face off on Wednesday in Pac-12 college basketball. The Cardinal is -3 point favorites over the Huskies with an over/under point total set at 132.5.
The Washington Huskies return home from a three game road trip where they lost all three games. Washington is 5-6 in the Pac-12, 11-2 at home this season, and they are tied for seventh place in the conference standings. C.J. Wilcox leads the Huskies averaging 19.3 points per game. Nigel Williams-Goss is averaging 13.2 points, Andrew Andrews is averaging 12 points, and Perris Blackwell is averaging 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Washington is averaging 75.3 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 76.5 point and their opponents are shooting 48.2 percent. Washington will be looking for revenge from a 12-point loss at Stanford on January 18th.
The Stanford Cardinal have won three of their last four games and they are in fifth place in the Pac-12 standings. Stanford is 6-4 in the Pac-12 and 6-4 away from home this season. Chasson Randle is averaging 18.8 points to lead the Cardinal. Dwight Powell is averaging 15.2 points and 7.8 rebounds, Anthony Brown is averaging 12.6 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Josh Huestis is averaging 11.1 points and 8.1 rebounds. Stanford is averaging 76.1 points and they are shooting 47 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Stanford has won five of their last seven games with their losses coming to Arizona and UCLA, the top two teams in the Pac-12.
Washington is 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 3-1-1 against the spread following a loss by 20 or more points, and 5-2 against the spread against a team with a road winning percentage better than .600. Stanford is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight road games. Stanford is 3-7 against the spread in the last 10 meetings of these two.
While Stanford has been strong of late we are getting value on Washington ere after the horrific road trip and I look for the Huskies to bounce back at home.
Washington Huskies +3 Stanford Cardinal