Arizona Wildcats vs. Stanford Cardinal - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stanford Cardinal (15-13) at Arizona Wildcats (23-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Stanford Cardinal will travel to play the Arizona Wildcats in a PAC-12 game on Saturday.
The Arizona Wildcats are 23-7 (11-6) and are coming off of a win against California by a score of 64-61. Arizona has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 3rd in the PAC-12 standings. Arizona defeated Stanford by a score of 71-57 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Arizona is averaging 80.5 points per game while giving up 68.1 points per game. Arizona is also averaging 40.2 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game. Ryan Anderson is averaging 15.9 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game for Arizona. Allonzo Trier is averaging 14.8 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Arizona is shooting 72.4% on free throws, 36.8% on three-pointers, and 48.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Stanford Cardinal are 15-13 (8-9) and are coming off of a loss to Arizona State by a score of 74-64. Stanford has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 8th in the PAC-12 standings. Stanford is averaging 69.9 points per game while giving up 68.8 points per game. Stanford is also averaging 34.2 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game. Rosco Allen is averaging 15.7 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for Stanford. Dorian Pickens is averaging 12.3 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Cardinal. Stanford is shooting 68.5% on free throws, 33.7% on three-pointers, and 42.9% on all field goal attempts.
Stanford is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The under is 4-0 in Stanford’s last 4 road games. Arizona is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games. Arizona is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. The over is 8-2 in Arizona’s last 10 home games. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Arizona hasn’t been playing very well in their recent games, but will be at home for this game. Arizona is the much better offensive team, while both teams are similar on defense. Arizona has the rebounding advantage in this game and is the better shooting team. I like Arizona here.