The Stanford Cardinals play host to the Brigham Young Cougars. Find out where we believe the best value lies for tonights matchup!
The Brigham Young Cougars fell a bucket shy of cashing in Friday’s opener against the Weber State Wildcats, notching an 81-72 win as 9 ½-point home favorites. Dave Rose’s squad heads west for Monday’s NCAAB betting card, visiting the Stanford Cardinal.
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Cougars, Haws hold off Wildcats
Brigham Young’s Tyler
Haws and Matt Carlino united for 50 points in Friday’s victory, hitting
19-of-43 field buckets. Haws added a team-high 13 boards, while Carlino grabbed
two of his side’s four steals.
Cougars forward Eric
Mika was held to seven points in his debut, with three blocks and five rebounds
added. Mika’s mate Kyle Collinsworth logged a team-high six assists en route to
a double-double, finishing with 11 points and 10 boards.
BYU sank 14-of-20 free
throws, holding Weber State to a 39.4 percent night of field shooting. Haws
combined with guard Anson Winder to drain 2-of-4 buckets beyond the arc, while
junior Nate Austin came away with just two points in 26 minutes of action.
Cardinal, Powell edge Bucknell
Stanford opened its
season on the same night’s card, with a 72-68 victory over the Bucknell Bison.
The Cardinal found themselves in a tougher fight than expected, despite
connecting from the floor at a 48.1 percent clip.
Cardinal forward Dwight
Powell notched 17 points and 12 rebounds, while adding a team-high five
assists. Stanford’s Anthony Brown and Aaron Bright united to hit 4-of-7 shots
from three-point land, finishing with a combined 21 points.
The Cardinal edged out
Bucknell in boards, 38-32, while senior Josh Huestis registered two of
Stanford’s four blocks. Cardinal guard Chasson Randle logged an 8-for-9 night
at the foul line, leading his side’s
scoring with 18 points.
Back BYU as a road dog
Bet365 opened the NCAA Basketball odds for Stanford
as a 5 ½-point home favorite, with the number holding steady in early NCAAB
I am adding BYU as a
road dog to Monday’s card of NCAA Basketball picks, looking for the Cougars to give
Stanford another close contest at Maples Pavilion.
Stanford could not pull
away from the Bison, allowing four of Bucknell’s five starters to reach double
figures. The Cardinal began last year with a 0-3 spread record in their first
trio of affairs as home ‘chalk,’ including a surprising 70-62 defeat to the
Brigham Young had as
much as a 20-point lead in its opener, while continuing to answer back in
second half runs from Weber State. Haws and Collinsworth should see their share
of rebounds again here on the road, with Haws looking poised to repeat as last
year’s top scorer in the West Coast Conference (20.9 PPG).
Nate Austin had a quiet
opener of scoring for the Cougars, but grabbed nearly double the boards of last
year’s campaign – filling the void for Brandon Davies’ departure to the NBA.
Matt Carlino also remains an unsung weapon for BYU, logging top-three numbers
last year in the WCC for steals.
Brigham Young finished
last season’s march with a 4-1-1 ATS mark in its final six matchups against
clubs with winning records, while Stanford logged a 0-4 spread record in its
most recent four battles outside of the Pacific-12. Look for BYU to notch
another cashed ticket here, building momentum to next weekend’s CBE Classic in
NCAAB Pick: BYU Cougars +5 ½ at