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UCLA Bruins vs. Stanford Cardinal Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/23/14

Stanford Cardinal (12-5) at UCLA Bruins (14-4)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 11:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)

The Line: UCLA Bruins -6 -- Over/Under: 154 See the Latest Odds

TV: Pac-12 Network

The UCLA Bruins and the Stanford Cardinal face off on Thursday in Pauley Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball action.

The UCLA Bruins are coming off of a loss in their last outing which puts them at 3-2 in Pac-12 play this season. UCLA is 11-1 at home this season and they have played the 36th ranked schedule in the nation. Jordan Adams is averaging 17.4 points and 5.8 rebounds to lead the Bruins. Kyle Anderson is averaging 15.5 points, 6.6 assists, and 8.9 rebounds, Zach LaVine is averaging 12.6 points, and Norman Powell is averaging 10.7 points. UCLA is averaging 84.4 points and they are shooting 50.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. UCLA as struggled against the top teams going 1-2 against the top 25 but they are 5-1 against teams with a RPI between 51 and 100.

UCLA Bruins vs. Stanford Cardinal Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/23/14

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The Stanford Cardinal have won three games in a row and they are 3-2 in the Pac-12 this season. Stanford is 3-3 away from home and they have played the 49th ranked schedule in the country. Chasson Randle leads the Cardinal averaging 19.5 points per game. Dwight Powell is averaging 14.2 points and 7.6 rebounds, Anthony Brown is averaging 13.2 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Josh Huestis is averaging 10.9 points and 8.0 rebounds. Stanford is averaging 77 points and they are shooting 49.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. Stanford has been inconsistent all season winning games they didn’t figure to and losing games they figured to.

UCLA is 4-1 against the spread following a loss, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 home games, and 5-0 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Stanford is 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 games, 4-1-1 against the spread following a win, and 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five road games. UCLA has covered the point spread in the last six meetings of these two.

The total is set at 154 and I like the over and that is my free pick. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App. 

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