UCLA vs. Stanford - 1/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stanford Cardinal (10-3) at UCLA Bruins (8-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA Bruins 0 -- Over/Under: 132 See the Latest Odds
The UCLA Bruins and the Stanford Cardinal face off on Thursday at Pauley Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The UCLA Bruins are 8-7 this season and they have lost their last five games in a row. UCLA is averaging 71.9 points and they are shooting 41.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. Bryce Alford leads the Bruins averaging 15.7 points and 5.9 assists per game. Norman Powell is averaging 14.9 points, Kevon Looney is averaging 12 points and 9.9 rebounds, and Isaac Hamilton is averaging 11.7 points. UCLA is 7-1 at home this season.
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The Stanford Cardinal are 10-3 this season and they have won their last four games. Stanford is averaging 72.5 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.7 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Chasson Randle leads the Cardinal averaging 18.8 points per game. Stefan Nastic is averaging 14.2 points and 6.8 rebounds, Anthony Brown is averaging 14.1 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Rosco Allen is averaging 7.8 rebounds. Stanford is 1-2 on the road this season.
UCLA is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games following three of more road games, 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games, and 0-6 against the spread following a loss. Stanford is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games, 3-0-1 against the spread following a win, and 2-5-2 against the spread against the Pac-12. The home team is 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings of these two.
The total is set at 132 and I like the under here with my free pick.