Arizona Wildcats (5-0) at Stanford Cardinal (3-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Kaiser Permanente Arena)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -1.5 -- Over/Under: 136 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arizona Wildcats and Stanford Cardinal meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Kaiser Permanente Arena.
The Arizona Wildcats look for another win to build on their 5-0 record. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 78.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 59.2 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Jemarl Baker Jr. is averaging 14.2 points and 1.8 assists while James Akinjo is averaging 13.8 points and 1.8 rebounds. Bennedict Mathurin is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Brown is grabbing seven rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 25.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game.
The Stanford Cardinal look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Stanford Cardinal are averaging 73.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Oscar da Silva is averaging 20.2 points and 5.8 rebounds while Daejon Davis is averaging 14.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. Ziaire Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Bryce Wills is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Stanford Cardinal are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Stanford Cardinal are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game.
The Wildcats are 8-24-1 ATS in their last 33 Saturday games. The Cardinal are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Wildcats last 5 road games. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Stanford Cardinal are a tough team to beat because of how they get after it defensively, but I'm not sure they should be favored here. The Arizona Wildcats are the more talented team from top to bottom, they're undefeated and they're one of the better defensive teams in the country in their ownright. It feels like we're getting a free bucket with the better team. Give me Arizona.