|2013 College Basketball UCLA vs. Stanford Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Saturday, 16 February 2013 11:00|
UCLA vs. Stanford Free Pick
STANFORD, CA (ATS Consultants) – The Bruins will look to bounce back from an ugly loss to California when they visit Stanford at 4:00PM ET today.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Stanford as a 4.5-point favorite over UCLA for tonight’s game, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 141.5 points. The Bruins enter play with an 18-7 overall record and are 8-4 in the Pac-12, while the Cardinal are 15-10 overall and 6-6 in the conference.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Bruins opened as 4-point underdogs but the spread has been bet up to 4.5 at most sports books. The total, meanwhile, has stayed steady since opening at 141.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 57% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Bruins. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take UCLA. According to latest college basketball trends, UCLA is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings and is 3-1-1 ATS last 5 on the road in series.
The Bruins have won five of six in the series, have won eight of the last 10 matchups and covered the last five. Both teams are coming off tough losses. UCLA fell by 13 at California, while Stanford were shocked at home by USC as a 9-point favorite. The Cardinal fell three games out of first place in the Pac-12 while UCLA sits tied with Arizona for second behind first-place Oregon. The Bruins were flat against Cal as they trailed by as many as 28 points. Freshman guard Kyle Anderson is playing well, averaging 9.2 points and 8.7 boards. Shabazz Muhammad, the nation’s top scoring freshman at 18.2 points, had 23 points and 10 rebounds against Stanford last month. UCLA has outstanding guards and too much talent to coast on the road. Muhammad will have another big game against a Stanford team that is basically playing for the NIT.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: UCLA BRUINS +4.5