Stanford Cardinal at Washington State Cougars NCAAM Pick – February 23, 2020
Where it seemed like the Oregon State Beavers went to just give up there were times yesterday. Only five minutes into the match, the Sun Devils had already pulled out to a 14-5 lead, and it seemed like they went to run the Beavers straight from the building. However, provide Wayne Tinkle’s group some credit, they showed a great deal of heart and fought back to the game. They managed to take the lead by halftime.
And again, with just two minutes left in the match, the Beavers came down themselves six points, and it seemed that while they’d fought hardthey were planning to eliminate the game, and don’t pay the five-point number. But the Beavers scored the game’s final five points, and they spoiled our bet, since they covered the spread and we were on Arizona State even though they came up short of actually winning the game.
The triumph was a massive one for ASU, as they are in sole possession of first place in the league and reap the benefits of the anarchy in the Pac-12 yesterday. The Sun Devils were tied to Arizona and Colorado heading to the afternoon. But the Wildcats lost to Oregon at home in overtime, and the UCLA Bruins continued their season tear and hauled off Colorado on the street. Arizona State is currently a game ahead of 3 groups to the title.
For Oregon State, it is heartbreak to the Beavers. A year who had potential, and this senior led team would need to win the Pac-12 championship to make the NCAA championship, is likely to finish with a trip to the NIT. For today betting pick, we split down the match between Stanford and Washington State and will stay right here at the Pac-12.
Even the Washington State Cougars will look to keep their home court success tonight, since they host the Cardinal of Stanford. They have actually been quite competitive, Even though the season has been disappointing for WAZZU. The Cougars have home floor successes on the likes of Washington, Oregon State, UCLA, Arizona State, and Oregon.
For Stanford, the Cardinal have fallen on hard times. They have lost seven out of the last nine games after beginning out the season 15-2. It has taken them from a team rated in the top-25. Stanford has just three wins on the highway this seasons and have to find a way to win tonight to keep their at-large bid fantasies alive.
Can this Stanford team fall in the season, or were they just overrated all together? We all can look back to this 15-2 record and state, man, this team was great, exactly what happened to them? However, when you start to check at their wins, many and others that looked fantastic at the time, do not look impressive. Eleven of the fifteen wins came against teams beyond the top-100, and of course these wins, six came against teams outside of the top-200.
At the moment, the win over San Francisco looked like a decent one because the Dons were 9-2. But they have fallen and aren’t even sniffing the bubble today. The same is true for the win over Washington, as the Huskies went on to shed ten out of their next eleven matches after losing to Stanford.
The Cardinal’s largest win of this year at the non-conference? This came against Oklahoma, and the Sooners have stumbled to the finish line, having dropped out eight of the last thirteen games, and are piled on the bubble. That 15-2 record does not look nearly as impressive now as it did in the moment.
This Washington State team isn’t going to make the NCAA championship, but I really do watch the Cougars as a plan on the upswing. They have a young celebrity in CJ Elleby, and they’ve established Pullman as a spot that is difficult for opposing teams to play . From very competing on peak of the Pac-12, WAZZU is a year, possibly two, but keep your eye they are going to surprise some people.
Right now, there are. Washington State has defeated on three of them, all in the home. The Cougars have shown. The current home loss to Cal completely upset, but I think this match will be very aggressive tonight.
I enjoy financing home underdogs in league playwith. Inside my playbook of sharp plays, backing home puppies in league play with is on page . And at a place similar to this one in which I can back a group that overachieves from a team which can’t win on the road in the home and can be in complete freefall, it’s that much juicier.
That the Cardinal road album was mentioned by us, but it is even more ugly if you have a closer look. Their only road triumph in the non-conference came across San Jose State, a group that is now 7-21. In league play, they defeat at UCLA until the Bruins began to figure out things and caught fire. Plus they beat Washington in their last match, contrary to a Huskies team that’s dead .
My play is currently gambling on home underdogs in league play. My second favourite play, is to place myself on the side of the general public and fade their line moves that are ignorant. By backing Washington State I get to do both of these in this game.
This gaming line opened at Stanford -3 and has moved to -3.5. And while a point is not that big of a deal most of the time, in this case, that affects this game from a one-possession number to a two-possession number, and that folks, is a major thing. Three to see them move from it means the public should love Stanford, and also is a number for those sportsbooks.
And for the life of me, I can not see why. Yeah, I know Oscar Da Silva will return on the floor for Stanford, but I am not convinced it is going to issue. This team stinks on the street, and WSU shields their home floor in addition to any team in the seminar. When the Cougars win this one outright I wouldn’t be always shocked by it.
Would be to see Stanford blow out this one. Which, when we are becoming more than a possession’s worth of things, is what they might have to do to pay the spread. Give me the Washington State Cougars tonight in home, getting +3.5-points against Stanford, as the Cardinal’s struggles continue!