Stanford at Washington State 2/20/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Washington State Cougars (13-10) vs Stanford Cardinal (14-8)
Game Info: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum)
Betting Odds: Washington State Cougars +4.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Stanford faces Washington State on Saturday, February 20th at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum for an NCAA basketball PAC-12 matchup.
Stanford is coming off a 79-61 win over Washington in its last game on the road on February 18th. Stanford has now won back-to-back games and has won four of its last five games overall. Stanford is now 14-8 overall and 10-6 in PAC-12 play, putting the Cardinal in fifth place in the conference standings, tied with Colorado. Stanford has already played this Washington State team once this season, and that was a 75-60 win at home on January 9th. Stanford's leading scorer so far this season has been F Oscar da Silva, who has scored 19.1 points per game for the Cardinal. Stanford as a team has scored 71.7 points per game and has shot the ball at a 47.4% clip from the field. Stanford has also allowed 68.0 points per game to its opponents as well.
Washington State is coming off an 82-51 blowout win over Cal in its last game at home on February 18th. Washington State snapped its two-game losing streak with the dominating win over one of the weaker teams in the conference in Cal. Washington State has still lost three of its last five and is 6-10 in conference play this season. Washington State is also 13-10 overall this season and 11-10-2 against the spread. Washington State's leading scorer so far this season has been G Issac Bonton, who has scored 18.4 points per game for the Cougars. Washington State as a team has scored 68.8 points per game and has shot the ball at a 41.9% clip from the field. Washington State has also allowed 66.7 points per game to its opponents as well.
Stanford opens as a 4.5-point favorite and the total is set at 133.5 I like Washington State to battle in this game, and I am going to take the home dog here. Washington State may not be one of the strongest teams in the PAC-12, but the Cougars have been decent against the spread. I think this game comes down to a bucket either way.