Arizona Wildcats vs. Stanford Cardinal Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/2/14
Stanford Cardinal (18-9) at Arizona Wildcats (26-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -12 -- Over/Under: 133.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Wildcats and the Stanford Cardinal face off on Sunday at the McKale Center for a Pac-12 college basketball battle.
The Arizona Wildcats have won five of their last six games and are looking to be the number one seed in the West in the NCAA Tournament. Arizona is 13-2 in the Pac-12 and 17-0 at home this season. Nick Johnson leads the Wildcats averaging 16.2 points per game. Aaron Gordon is averaging 11.9 points and 7.7 rebounds, Kaleb Tarczewski is averaging 10.1 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 8.7 points and 5.6 rebounds. Arizona is averaging 73.9 points and they are shooting 47.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.9 points and their opponents are shooting 38.1 percent. This is Arizona’s last home game of the season and expect them to be motivated for Senior Night.
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The Stanford Cardinal are hoping to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament and a win in their final road game of the season could go a long way to getting them there. Stanford is 9-6 in the Pac-12 and 7-6 away form home this season. Chasson Randle is averaging 18.7 points per game to lead the Cardinal. Dwight Powell is averaging 14.7 points and 7.4 rebounds, Anthony Brown is averaging 13.7 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Josh Huestis is averaging 11.2 points and 8.4 rebounds. Stanford is averaging 75.2 point and they are shooting 46.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Stanford is 0-2 against teams ranked in the top 25.
Arizona is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 17-7 against the spread in their last 24 home games, and 18-8 against the spread following a win. Stanford is 4-0 against the spread following a loss, 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games, and 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The road team has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total and I see a defensive battle and my play here is the under. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.
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