Washington Huskies at Stanford Cardinal
Maples Pavilion – Stanford, California
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 11:00 pm Eastern, TV: ESPNU
Opening Line: Stanford -9 1/2
Current Line: Stanford -10
Opening Total: 147 1/2
Current Total; 144 1/2
Opening Money Line: Stanford -550 / Washington +425
Current Money Line: Stanford -525 / Washington +405
The night before the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks meet for the NFC Championship, another team from the Bay Area meets another team from Puget Sound. The 11-5 Stanford Cardinal host the 11-7 Washington Huskies. Washington is fifth in the Pac 12 at 3-2 and Stanford is sixth at 2-2.
Stanford leads the series 70-68 against Washington. The Huskies have won 9 of the last 10 meetings against the Cardinal, including the only meeting last year 65-60 in Stanford. The two teams will meat again in Seattle February 12.
Washington is coached by Lorenzo Romar. The Huskies have home losses to UC-Irvine and Connecticut, neutral site losses in New York City to Indiana and Boston College, and road losses to San Diego State, Arizona and California 82-56 Wednesday night . Washington has key wins over Montana, Long Beach State, Tulane, Arizona State, Utah and Colorado. The Huskies have won 5 of their last 7 games. The Cal loss snapped a 2 game winning streak for the Huskies. Washington is 7-10 ATS and the total is 7-9 this season.
Washington is outscoring teams 76.2-75.5 this season. The Huskies are shooting 44.3% from the field, and 34.9% from 3 point range. Washington is #9 nationally in free throw shooting at 76.2% from the line. Huskies’ opponents are shooting 47.7% from the field and 31.7% from 3 point range. Washington is #331 nationally out of 351 teams in field goal defense. The Huskies average 35.1 rebounds per game and opponents average 29.9 per game. Washington averages 12.9 assists, 11.7 turnovers, 5.6 steals and 3.4 blocks per game. Opponents average 12.5 assists, 12.1 turnovers, 5.6 steals, and 4.5 blocks per game.
Guard C. J. Wilcox averages 20.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks. Guard Andrew Andrews averages 12.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. Guard Nigel Goss-Williams averages 12.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.3 seals per game. Forward Perris Blackwell averages 10.3 points, 7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. Guard Darin Johnson averages 7.2 points, and 2.1 rebounds per game. Guard Mike Anderson averages 6.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game. Desmond Simmons and Shawn Kemp, Jr. will also get significant minutes in the rotation. Forward Jernard Jerreau is out for the season with a knee injury.
Stanford is coached by Johnny Dawkins. The Cardinal have home losses to BYU and California, a road loss to Oregon State, and losses to Pittsburgh and Michigan, both in Brooklyn. Stanford has key home wins over Bucknell, Northwestern, UC-Davis, Cal Poly and Wednesday night against Washington State 80-48, along with road wins at Denver, Connecticut, and Oregon. The Cardinal also have a neutral site win over Houston in Brooklyn. Stanford has won 2 straight games. The Cardinal are 8-5-1 ATS and the total is 6-7-1.
Stanford is outscoring teams 77-69 this season. The Cardinal are shooting 48.9% from the field and 40.7% from 3 point range. Stanford is #18 in field goal percentage and #14 in 3 point shooting nationally. The Cardinals make 69.5% of their free throws. Stanford opponents are shooting 40.7% from the field and 36.4% from 3 point range. The Cardinal average 36.1 rebounds per game and opponents average 29.1. Stanford averages 13.6 assists, 11.1 turnovers, 4.9 steals and 5.1 blocks per game. Opponents average 13.7 assists, 11.3 turnovers, 5.3 steals, and 2.8 blocks per game.
Guard Chasson Randle averages 18.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game. Forward Dwight Powell averages 14 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game. Guard-forward Anthony Brown averages 13.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists. Forward Josh Huestis averages 10.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 2.1 blocks per game. Center Stefan Nastic averages 8.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.1 blocks per game. Guards Aaron Bright and Christian Sanders are both out for the season, along with forward Andy Brown.
Washington is 3-0-1 ATS after a straight up loss of 20 points or more, 4-1 in road games and against teams with winning home records, 6-2 in Saturday games, and 1-4 after a straight up loss. Washington is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 against Stanford and 5-1 ATS in Stanford.
Stanford is 5-1 ATS against teams with losing road records, 4-1 at home, 4-1-1 after a cover, 3-1-1 after a straight up win, 6-2-1 overall, 4-11-1 against teams with winning records, and 1-3-1 in Saturday games. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 in this series and 4-0 in the last 4 in Stanford betweent eh Huskies and Cardinal.
Washington has owned Stanford recently, but the Huskies are coming off a very poor performance against California. Stanford crushed Washington State Wednesday night. Wilcox and randle are two of the most dynamic scorers in the conference. I think Stanford wins but 10 points seems like a lot.