Pac-12 foes will collide when the Washington Huskies (13-4, 3-1 Pac-12) clash with the Stanford Cardinal (9-8, 3-1 Pac-12) at Alaska Airlines Arena. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 13, 2018, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Stanford Cardinal at Washington Huskies ATS Preview
In the Cardinal’s last game, they beat the Washington State Cougars, 79-70. Dorian Pickens was the top scorer from either team with 28 points on 10-for-14 shooting. Stanford dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.269 (matching their season average) and a turnover percentage of 17.5 (better than their season average of 18.7). Washington State was 0.172 and 25.3, respectively, for those same stats.
The Huskies hope to maintain momentum after beating the California Golden Bears in their last game, 66-56. With 20 points on 6-for-9 shooting, Jaylen Nowell led Washington in scoring. The Huskies had a great free throw rate of 0.295 (above their season average of 0.281) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.602 (above their season average of 0.534).
It could be a mistake-prone game for the Stanford offense. Stanford ranks 294th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 21.3 percent), while the disruptive defense of Washington forces the 42nd-most turnovers in the NCAA (22.6 percent).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Cardinal won the lone game last season, 76-69. One of Stanford’s biggest strengths was getting to the free throw line. They had 30 free throw attempts, while Washington had 17.
Stanford Cardinal vs. Washington Huskies Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Washington, ATS Winner – Washington, O/U – Under
- The Cardinal rank 149th in assists per game (13.4) while the Huskies rank 221st in assists allowed per game (16.4).
- Washington ranks 14th in steals per game (8.9) while Stanford ranks 180th (5.1).
- The Cardinal rank 66th in rebounds per game (38.3) while the Huskies rank 226th (33.1).
- Washington ranks 12th in blocks allowed per game (2.2) while Stanford ranks 94th (3.6).
- The Huskies average margin of victory in their last five games has been 0.8, down from 3.6 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Cardinal have scored an average of 78.2 points per game (2.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 79.4 points per game (3.8 above their season average).