Stanford vs. UCLA - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (13-9) at Stanford Cardinal (15-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Stanford Cardinal and the UCLA Bruins face off on Thursday at Maples Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Stanford Cardinal are 15-6 this season and they are coming off of a one point loss to Washington State. Stanford are averaging 75.5 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.9 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Chasson Randle leads the Cardinal averaging 20.8 points per game. Anthony Brown is averaging 15.9 points and 7.1 rebounds, Stefan Nastic is averaging 14 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Rosco Allen is averaging 8.5 points. Stanford is 10-1 at home and 6-3 in the Pac-12.
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The UCLA Bruins are 13-9 this season and they are coming off of back-to-back home wins. UCLA is averaging 71.8 points and they are shooting 42.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. Norman Powell leads the Bruins averaging 16.1 points per game. Bryce Alford is averaging 15.3 points and 5.6 assists, Kevon Looney is averaging 12.7 points and 10 rebounds, and Isaac Hamilton is averaging 10.3 points. UCLA is 1-5 on the road and 5-4 in the Pac-12.
Stanford is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight Thursday games, and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. UCLA is 5-2 against the spread against the Pac-12, 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-8 against the spread in their last nine road games. The favorite has covered the point spread in five of he last six meetings of these two.
Stanford is solid favorite here and UCLA hasn't gotten it done on the road so Stanford is my pick here.