Stanford vs. Arizona - 1/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (16-2) at Stanford Cardinal (13-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Stanford Cardinal and the Arizona Wildcats face off on Thursday at Maples Pavilion is Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Stanford Cardinal are 13-4 this season and have won their last three games. Stanford is averaging 73.1 points per game and they are shooting 34.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.6 points and their opponents are shooting 29.4 percent. Chasson Randle leads the Cardinal averaging 19.8 points per game. Anthony Brown is averaging 15.4 points and 7.3 rebounds, Stefan Nastic is averaging 14 points and 7.2 rebounds, and Rosco Allen is averaging 8.7 points and 5.0 rebounds. Stanford is 9-0 at home this season.
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The Arizona Wildcats are 16-2 this season and they are ranked number seven in the nation. Arizona is averaging 74.3 points and they are shooting 48.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.8 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Stanley Johnson is averaging 14.6 points and 6.8 rebounds to lead the Wildcats. Brandon Ashley is averaging 11.2 points and 5.6 rebounds, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 10.9 points and 6.6 rebounds, and T.J. McConnell is averaging 9.1 points and 5.9 assists. Arizona is 2-2 o the road and 4-1 in Pac-12 play.
Stanford is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four home games, 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine games, and 3-7-2 against the spread against the Pac-12. Arizona is 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games, 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games against a team with a winning home record. The road team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
When Arizona is on they are one of the top teams in the nation but on the road in a conference game is a tough spot so getting the home team as a dog is a solid choice here.