The Washington Huskies (12-4, 3-0 Pac-12) welcome the Stanford Cardinal (8-8, 1-3 Pac-12) to Alaska Airlines Arena. The Huskies look to prolong their five-game winning streak. The game starts at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 17, 2019, and will air on ESPN2.
Stanford Cardinal at Washington Huskies Betting Odds
Both teams beat their last opponent. The Huskies defeated the Colorado Buffaloes 77-70, while the Cardinal beat the Arizona State Sun Devils 85-71.
Stanford dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.200 (matching their season average) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.608 (above their season average of 0.509). Arizona State was 0.088 and 0.478, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Washington’s effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Colorado. The Huskies had a rate of 0.643 (above their season average of 0.513), while the Buffaloes posted a mark of 0.500. Washington rallied around Jaylen Nowell, who contributed 19 points and five assists. Oscar Da Silva had a solid performance for Stanford, contributing 21 points and 10 rebounds.
The Cardinal dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent contest, Stanford won 94-78. Getting to the charity stripe was one of Stanford’s largest advantages. They made 47 trips to the line, while Washington went just 20 times. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.
When considering effective field goal percentage, Washington figures to have a substantial edge. The Huskies defense ranks 28th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.455), while the Stanford offense is ranked 173rd in effective field goal percentage (0.515).
Stanford Cardinal vs. Washington Huskies Betting Pick
Pick: SU Winner – Washington, ATS Winner – Stanford, O/U – Over
- Washington averages 8.2 steals per game, which ranks 33rd in the nation. Stanford ranks 135th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
- The Cardinal are second in the NCAA with 16.1 three pointers allowed per game while the Huskies are 58th with 20.3 three pointers allowed per game.
- Washington averages 34.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 191st in the nation. Stanford ranks 193rd in rebounds allowed per game (37.1).
- The Cardinal rank 36th in assists allowed per game (10.9) while the Huskies rank 136th (13.5).
- Washington averages 6.4 blocks per game, which ranks third in the country. Stanford ranks 69th in blocks allowed per game (3.1).
- During their last five games, the Cardinal have scored an average of 76.8 points per game (8.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 80.2 points per game (10.9 above their season average).
- The Huskies’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 13.0, up from 6.4 for the season.