Washington State Cougars vs. Stanford Cardinal NCAAB Betting Picks and Prediction for Thursday, January 18, 2024

Washington State Cougars vs. Stanford Cardinal – Washington State Cougars will face off with Stanford Cardinal in an exciting NCAA Men’s Basketball matchup this January 18th at Maples Pavilion for an intense battle of skill, strategy, and expert NCAAB picks. Both teams have shown much promise this season so the match-up should make for an entertaining contest!

Washington State Cougars vs. Stanford Cardinal

Date & Time: Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 11:00 PM ET

Location: Maples Pavilion


Washington State Cougars vs. Stanford Cardinal Betting Odds

Washington StateTBDTBDTBD

Washington State Cougars Analysis

Washington State Cougars have proven themselves an unstoppable force this season thanks to their efficient offense and disciplined play. Averaging 74.7 points per game, their offensive strategy emphasizes both inside scoring and perimeter shooting; their field goal percentage of 47.3% bears witness to this efficiency while their 6.2 average 3-point field goals made per game make them a serious threat from beyond the arc. Their varied offensive attack makes them difficult opponents to defend against!

Washington State displays an aggressive yet strategic defensive approach. Averaging 5.5 blocks and steals per game, they have proven their ability to disrupt opponents’ offensive flows while their rebound defense helps limit second-chance points for opponents. Washington State must manage turnovers and fouls effectively – they average 10.9 turnovers and 17.6 fouls per game – without giving away easy points or getting into foul trouble which will determine their success against Stanford, known for capitalizing on opponents’ mistakes.

Stanford Cardinal Analysis

Stanford Cardinal has displayed impressive offensive prowess this season, averaging an incredible 78.9 point average per game. Their high scoring nature can be attributed to their effective shooting from both inside and outside the arc – their field goal percentage stands at 47.9% while 3-point shooting percentage sits at 38.6%! Their offensive strategy revolves around efficient shooting and creating high-quality shots making them one of the league’s more dangerous offenses; spreading out their shooting provides space for drives and inside scoring opportunities making Stanford one of its more dynamic offenses and one multidimensional threats!

Stanford has shown both strengths and vulnerabilities on defense. While they’ve been effective at rebounding – averaging 35.6 per game on average – their turnover rate remains concerning; an average of 12.8 turnovers per game means Stanford must work to increase ball security to prevent Washington State easy scoring opportunities. Their defensive execution will be crucial, especially controlling the paint without incurring unnecessary fouls; their ability to convert this defensive effort into effective offense in transition could prove pivotal to Stanford’s victory against Washington State. Reducing turnovers and maintaining defensive pressure will be key components in their plan to win the game.

Washington State Cougars vs. Stanford Cardinal Against the Spread

Washington State’s betting trends indicate a balanced performance, boasting a 3-2 record in their last five games and covering the spread in two of those away games – an indicator that they could offer potential value as underdogs.

Stanford boasts a 4-1 record in their last five games, yet their performance against the spread in road contests (1-3) indicates some inconsistency that could influence whether their home court results match this trend or not.

Washington State Cougars vs. Stanford Cardinal Free Pick

Based on trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Washington State Cougars. Given their overall performance and consistency, these cameras appear like safer choices.

Spread: Washington State Cougars. Their track record against the spread, particularly during away games, makes them an attractive candidate to cover it.

Total: Over. As both teams possess potency offensively and recent trends, we anticipate an intense, high-scoring contest.

Predicted Score: Washington State Cougars 78, Stanford Cardinal 73

At its core, this game presents an intriguing dynamic between two strong teams that could significantly shape its outcome. Washington State may seem the more reliable pick on moneyline and spread, while total going over could provide value to bettors. Canadian top live betting enthusiasts should keep a keen eye out for any last-minute changes to team lineups or strategies which may influence its flow or outcome of this contest.